Derby County v Liverpool

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino has scored three times in five games for Liverpool this season

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Derby striker Andreas Weimann could feature in the EFL Cup third-round tie against Liverpool as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Matej Vydra and Ikechi Anya, both on loan from Watford, are cup-tied having played earlier in the competition.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to name a strong side, while forward Roberto Firmino (groin) could return after missing Friday’s win at Chelsea.

Midfielder Emre Can is available again after an ankle problem.

Match stats

  • The only previous meeting in the competition between the two sides was in October 1977 – Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield.
  • Derby have lost 21 of their last 26 matches against Liverpool in all competitions (W3 D2).
  • Derby have failed to score in three of their last four home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
  • Derby last beat Premier League opposition in the League Cup when they won the first leg of the 2009 semi-final against Manchester United at Pride Park.
  • Liverpool have been eliminated from just one of their past 13 League Cup ties against lower-league opposition, losing out on penalties against Northampton at Anfield in September 2010.

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