Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Liverpool will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over Manchester United when they take on Preston in the EFL Cup last 16. The Reds have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late, with Golden Ball candidate Mohamed Salah being unstoppable. Keep in mind, though, that Mo Salah and other first-team regulars will be rested in the EFL Cup clash. All Minamino, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matip, and Gomez are pushing for a start, while Milner, Alcantara, and Elliott are sidelined with injuries.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Blackpool in their last league match. Preston are eager to claim a major scalp in the last 16, but regardless of which Liverpool players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered. All Brown, Evans, McCann, Olosunde, and Wickham miss out with injuries for the Championship side.
Highlighted Player (Scott Sinclair):
At the age of nine, Scott Sinclair joined Bristol Rovers youth school and seven years later he signed a deal with Chelsea. However, the winger played no more than five league games for Chelsea as he spent a big part of his career on loan at Plymouth, QPR, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, WBA and Aston Villa. He played for Swansea City between 2010 and 2012, scoring 28 goals in 82 league appearances for the Welsh outfit.
On 19 May, 2015 Sinclair signed a permanent deal with Aston Villa, but he failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. He scored only two goals in 21 league appearances for the team and the Villans eventually dropped to the Championship.
The Aston Villa winger, who is capable of playing on both sides of the field, has 7 caps for England U21 and it has to be noted that he made 4 appearances for Great Britain, scoring one goal for Team GB. Scott Sinclair was born in Bath, England on 25 March, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.