Records to be Broken
Liverpool’s youngest-ever starting XI had an average age of 21 years, 296 days when they faced Plymouth in the FA Cup at Anfield in January 2017. The teams drew 0-0.
Liverpool’s youngest ever captain is Alex Raisbeck, who was 20 years, 250 days when doing so for the first time in September 1900.
Excluding those that have flown to the Club World Cup, those that could appear in this fixture have a combined total of 18 first-team appearances for the club.
Hoever (with one) is the only Reds player to score for the senior team.
Since defeating Wolves in the last round, Villa have won one of seven games, losing five with one draw.
That win came against Newcastle on this ground when Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi scored in a 2-0 victory.
That win has been followed by a draw and three defeats in the Premier League.
They have conceded 10 goals in their last four games and kept just one clean sheet in the last 14 outings in league and cup.
Liverpool have won each of the last six league visits to Villa Park.
They have lost just one of the last 20 visits in all competitions, going down 1-0 to a Stewart Downing goal on the last day of the 2010/11 season.
That game saw Brad Friedel in the hosts’ goal for a team managed by Gary McAllister.
This will be the fourth occasion that Liverpool have played at Villa Park in the League Cup. They have won all three.
This Season’s Scorers
Villa: Grealish 6, Hourihane 5, El Ghazi 4, Wesley 4, McGinn 3, Trezeguet 3, Douglas Luiz 2, Davis 1, Elmohamady 1, Guilbert 1, Jota 1, Konsa 1, Mings 1, Targett 1
Liverpool: Mane 13, Salah 13, Origi 5, Oxlade-Chamberlain 5, Firmino 4, Milner 3, Van Dijk 3, Wijnaldum 3, own goals 3, Keita 2, Matip 2, Robertson 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Hoever 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Shaqiri 1