League Cup • 4th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Preston North End
  • Liverpool
  • Oxlade-ChamberlainDixon-Bonner
    90'
  • JonesBeck
    90'
  • Origi
    84'
  • MaguireSinclair
    79'
  • LedsonWhiteman
    79'
  • McCannJohnson
    78'
  • CunninghamEarl
    69'
  • BarkhuizenRiis Jakobsen
    63'
  • Minamino
    62'
  • BlairBradley
    55'
  • MatipPhillips
    46'
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Preston North End - Liverpool

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That's full-time, Liverpool are through to the quarter-finals.

90+3' 

Whiteman has Preston's last yahoo at goal, high and wide from 20 yards out.

90+1' 

We'll have three additional minutes, as Jones and Oxlade-Chamberlain depart, replaced by Beck and Dixon-Bonner.

89' 

CHANCE! Williams has been superb tonight. He goes clean through on the right of the area, but Rudd races out to smother his shot from point blank range.

  • Divock Origi
    GoalDivock OrigiLiverpoolGOAL! Preston North End 0 Liverpool 2 (Origi 84) Oh my word, what a finish! A cross from Tsimikas is overcooked, and clangs off the top of the bar. It lands at the feet of Williams, who shuffles and shoots, only to see it blocked. The ball pops up to the edge of the six-yard box; it's behind Origi, who improvises a brilliant flick with his heel to deftly lob the ball over Rudd and into the net! That's superb!
84' 

GOAL! Preston North End 0 Liverpool 2 (Origi 84)

Oh my word, what a finish! A cross from Tsimikas is overcooked, and clangs off the top of the bar. It lands at the feet of Williams, who shuffles and shoots, only to see it blocked. The ball pops up to the edge of the six-yard box; it's behind Origi, who improvises a brilliant flick with his heel to deftly lob the ball over Rudd and into the net! That's superb!

83' 

Earl and Whiteman combine down the left for Preston, but the return pass to Earl is overhit and it drifts out before he can get a cross in.

81' 

Preston try another long throw via Riis, but it's straight into the hands of Adrian.

80' 

Jones drives through the centre of the Preston half, all the way to the D, before hitting a low shot straight at Rudd.

79'

Three more changes now for Preston. Daniel Johnson, Scott Sinclair and Ben Whiteman are on for McCann, Maguire and Ledson.

76' 

Van den Berg almost shins a Tsimikas cross behind for a corner, but Rudd races out to prevent it. Liverpool have quietly taken the sting out of this game since they scored, have Preston got anything left?

73' 

Bradley can shift. He goes on a 50-yard slalom down the right for Liverpool, only to overrun the ball in the penalty area and lose possession.

70' 

Preston have a brief spell on the edge of Liverpool's area, but Riis is offside as the ball ricochets forwards.

69'

Another Preston change, as Cunningham departs and Josh Earl comes on.

67' 

Here's that goal, in which Williams was perilously close to being offside. Thereafter, his assist was superb.

63'

Preston change: Emil Riis is on for Barkhuizen.

  • Takumi Minamino
    GoalTakumi MinaminoLiverpoolGOAL! Preston North End 0 Liverpool 1 (Minamino 62) Liverpool lead and it was so simple. A long ball over the top finds Williams, who cuts back on himself, and then back to the byline, before crossing to the front post. Minamino, who has had a poor game, makes up for eveything by getting a glancing touch to send the ball into the far corner.
62' 

GOAL! Preston North End 0 Liverpool 1 (Minamino 62)

Liverpool lead and it was so simple. A long ball over the top finds Williams, who cuts back on himself, and then back to the byline, before crossing to the front post. Minamino, who has had a poor game, makes up for eveything by getting a glancing touch to send the ball into the far corner.

61' 

Preston break on Liverpool, and Raffety eventually lobs a cross to Barkhuizen, who volleys a trickler straight at Adrian.

59' 

Preston have been on the end of a few questionable decisions in the last few minutes, as Coote again waves play on as one of theirs hits the deck. The crowd aren't being shy in voicing their dissatisfaction.

56' 

A foul on Maguire by Minamino isn't called. Preston aren't best pleased, and Jones almost releases Williams over the top with a raking 50-yard ball. That would have been contentious had they scored.

55' 

Connor Bradley is on for Liverpool, replacing Blair. He slips into the right back position, and Neco Williams moves further forwards.

54' 

CHANCE! Oxlade-Chamberlain lets rip from 25 yards out, and whistles it a yard wide of the left hand post.

52' 

Tsimikas carries the ball forwards and floats a dangerous ball to the back post, where Lindsay is waiting to clear the ball.

51' 

Klopp is looking less than chuffed with this so far.

47' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain picks out a brilliant crossfield pass to Minamino on the left of Preston's area. If Minamino can control it he's in on goal, but he can't; he goes with his right foot rather than his left and the ball sails past him and out.

  • 2nd Half
2ND HALF 

We've restarted at Deepdale.

HT

Liverpool are making a change at half-time, as Nat Phillips replaces Matip.

HT

That's half-time.

44' 

Morton looks a tidy player in the middle for Liverpool. He pings a menacing pass through to Oxlade-Chamberlain who is breaking into the Preston area. Oxlade-Chamberlain can't take it in his stride though, and the opening is gone as quickly as it appeared.

42' 

It's not quite clicking up front for Liverpool as yet. Jones tries to slide rule one through to Blair but it's behind him, and Rudd comes out to gather.

40' 

Tsimikas crosses into the Preston area, but Hughes steps across to head the ball emphatically back from whence it came.

36' 

They're causing bother down the right, Preston. Rafferty breaks into the area on that side now, and wins a corner.

35' 

An intricate move between Jones, Minamino and Williams on the right corner of the Preston area doesn't quite come off as Minamino gives it away cheaply.

33' 

Liverpool are having all the ball, but Preston have looked more dangerous. They win a corner, but can't make anything from it.

31' 

Van den Berg blocks a shot from Oxlade-Chamberlain in the area, after the latter had sashayed around two challenges to create the chance. Deepdale still feels deeply regretful about that incredible three-pronged chance a few minutes ago.

28' 

THREE CHANCES MISSED! Oh my, Preston should be in front. They split Liverpool open down the right, and it's squared to Maguire for a tap-in. Adrian dives across goal to save it from point blank range, the follow up is blocked on the line by Williams and it drops to Potts, who spins and shins it over from six yards out. Crikey!

25' 

GOOD SAVE! Preston win the ball in their own half, and Maguire slides a superb pass through to the onrushing Potts. He's clean through and bearing down on Adrian, but lifts an awkward shot high and to the right which Adrian tips behind for a corner. Potts had to drill that to either bottom corner, surely? What a chance.

21' 

Origi drifts into the inside left channel, from where he lobs a cross into the Preston box. It's a useful one, but marginally too high for Blair who can't get a glance on it.

20' 

Liverpool win the first corner of the match. Oxlade-Chamberlain whips it dangerously to the penalty spot, where Preston need two bites at clearing the ball.

17' 

Preston are settling into this, albeit mostly without the ball. On a rare sortie forwards they launch a long throw into the Liverpool area; it breaks to Ledson on the edge, who hooks an ambitious volleyed effort a couple of yards over the bar.

16' 

Tismikas barrels forward down the left for Liverpool, and stands a cross up to the back post. Cunningham, as calm as you like despite the proximity of Williams, thigh traps it deftly and clears.

13' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain picks the ball up near halfway and drives at Preston's back line. His attempt to slide Jones into the area with a through pass is poor though, and the ball drifts out for a goal kick.

11' 

It's the first shot of the night, and it's from Preston as Maguire slides a pass through to Barkhuizen. He's one on one with Matip, and shifts it onto his left peg before slicing his 20-yard effort high and wide.

9' 

Minamino and Jones make their way deep into the Preston half after an exchange of passes. Jones's attempted through ball to Origi doesn't come off however and the move breaks down.

6' 

Prepped zinger alert: Preston have held out against Liverpool for longer than Manchester United managed. I'm here all night, try the fish etc.

5' 

Blair spins nicely into the Preston area, but booms his cross over everyone and out for a throw-in.

3' 

Sloppy at the back from Preston, as Jones nearly intercepts a pass 20 yard from goal. Had he controlled that, Preston were in bother.

1'

We're underway at a rafters-packed Deepdale.

19:46 

The players take the knee before kick-off, because there is no room for racism in this life.

19:40 

The teams are ready to stride out into Deepdale. Your referee tonight is David Coote.

19:35 

This is the first meeting between the two sides since 2009, when goals from Albert Riera and Fernando Torres secured victory in an FA Cup 3rd round tie.

19:30 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 72 hours, you’ll be well aware of Liverpool’s most recent match. Their 5-0 hosing of Manchester United on Sunday was affirmation that they are surely the most in-form team in the country. This is a different competition though and a chance to check out Liverpool’s strength in depth, which could be key come April and May. In the third round they won 3-0 at Norwich to advance.

19:25 

It's been an underwhelming season so far for Preston in the Championship. They're currently 19th in the table and have won just three of their 14 games. Their EFL Cup run has offered some relief, and they have eliminated Mansfield Town, Morecambe and Cheltenham Town to get here.

19:20 

Sweeping changes ahoy here for Liverpool, who have an entirely new XI from the team that secured that victory at the weekend. It's a big night for 18-year olds Tyler Morton and Harvey Blair, who are making their full Liverpool debuts.

19:15 

There are a number of absentees for Preston tonight. Connor Wickham, Josh Murphy, Ched Evans, Matthew Olosunde, Izzy Brown are out while top scorer Emil Riis Jakobsen is on the bench. Sepp van den Berg, currently on loan from Liverpool, will start. Alan Browne is suspended after being sent off against Blackpool at the weekend.

19:10 

And your Liverpool:

19:05 

Here's your Preston:

19:01 

Good evening! Welcome to live coverage of Preston North End versus Liverpool in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Team news from Deepdale is on the way shortly.