Liverpool host Fulham in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp looks to keep his side fighting for all four trophies available to him this season.
Klopp’s men are top of the Premier League, into the next round of the FA Cup after beating Arsenal at the weekend, in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup and into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Fulham, on the other hand, will be looking to keep it a tight affair as they seek to use the home-field advantage in the second leg in two weeks. They led 3-2 at Anfield in a league meeting in December heading into the final 10 minutes of the contest, only to lose the match 4-3.
In the other semifinal, Middlesbrough have one foot in the Wembley final as they secured a first-leg win over Chelsea, claiming a 1-0 victory at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening.
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2 hours until kickoff: Jurgen Klopp understands the importance of tonight’s match for his side. Writing in the club’s programme, he said: “No-one needs me to say how big a game this is. It speaks for itself. When you are only two steps away from a final at Wembley, it makes sense to do everything that you possibly can to take them. We have done this in the past and the feeling was good — really good — so it would be nice if we could experience that feeling again.”
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 10, 2024
Liverpool vs Fulham lineups
Liverpool’s injury list remains unchanged after the win over Arsenal with eight first-team players missing for this game. Captain Virgil van Dijk has recovered from illness, but Klopp is unlikely to risk him.
Caoimhin Kelleher, Conor Bradley and Luke Chambers could be amongst the changes for the home side with Mohamed Salah away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): Glover (GK) — Bradley, Konate, Quansah, Chambers — Elliott, Gravenberch, Jones — Jota, Nunez, Diaz.
Liverpool subs (9): TBC
Fulham have three players away on AFCON duty with Calvin Bassey, Fode Ballo-Toure and Alex Iwobi all missing, and USMNT defender Tim Ream is still out.
Fulham (4-2-3-1 right to left): Rodak (GK) — Tete, Tosin, Diop, Robinson — Reed, Palhinha — Wilson, Pereira, Willian — Jimenez.
Fulham subs (9): TBC
How to watch Liverpool vs Fulham
Here’s how to watch this EFL Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
|Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football
|Sky GO, Now TV
|beIN Sports 3
|beIN Sports Connect
USA: This game is available on ESPN+.
Canada: This game is live streaming exclusively on DAZN.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream EFL Cup matches live and on demand on beIN Sports.
UK: This match is available for live broadcast in the UK via Sky Sports services with streaming available on Sky GO and Now TV.