These two played out a 5-5 thriller in last season’s Carabao Cup – Liverpool eventually progressing on penalties – and two attacking sides look likely to produce more goals on Thursday.
The last nine meetings of these sides at Anfield have seen over 3.5 goals land so that is an immediate option at 13/8 (Betfair).
Yes, there will be many team changes but the philosophy of both managers is to attack. Last season’s tie showed what can happen when fringe players are given licence to get forward and both sides have plenty of young talent coming through and pushing for a regular place in their Premier League XIs.
One of Liverpool’s such players is Curtis Jones, who is looking more and more like the real deal with every passing appearance.
Those are coming more often at the highest level too and he looks likely to start this game in midfield.
Jones started and scored – twice – against Lincoln last week in round three when a much-changed Reds side won 7-2.
He’s now netted in three of his last five domestic cup ties, something which will be no surprise to followers of Liverpool’s academy. Jones scored in seven of his 14 league matches for their under-23 side last season.
Best known for his wonderful winner against Everton last term, Jones looks a decent price at 7/2 (Betfair and Paddy Power) to score at any time in this game.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change