The Reds find themselves in a peculiar position tonight, with a first team fixture to be contested by a plethora of academy players with under-23s manager Neil Critchley at the helm.
Jurgen Klopp and his senior faces are currently preparing for their Club World Cup exploits in Qatar, meaning a number of young Reds will be handed their Liverpool debut at Villa Park.
The occasion is one which will prove to be an invaluable learning experience, regardless of the final result, as the club’s youngsters go toe to toe with Aston Villa.
A 2-0 win over MK Dons and a dramatic penalty shootout win over Arsenal paved the way for this quarter-final fixture, and can the Reds’ youngsters cause an upset and make it to the semi-final?
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The match gets underway at 7.45pm (GMT)—or 2.45pm in New York, 11.45am in Los Angeles, 6.45am (Thursday) in Sydney, 11.45pm in Dubai and 10.45pm in Nairobi.
Check our Rest of the World TV guide below for a list of TV broadcasters showing the match live.
Rest of the World
Supporters can find the Reds’ League Cup quarter-final clash on the following channels worldwide:
beIN Sports HD 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports HD 11, DStv Now, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport Maximo, ESPN2 Sur, ESPN Play Sur, ESPN2 Colombia, ESPN2 Argentina, ESPN2 Andina, Sky HD, DAZN, Watch ESPN Brasil, ESPN no Brasil, Play Diema Xtra, Diema Sport 2, Cytavision Sports 1, Cytavision on the Go, DIGI GO, Digi Sport 1, Digi Sport 2 Romania, ESPNPlay Caribbean, Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 2, Eleven Sports 1 Belgium, Arena Sport BIH, PPTV Sport China, Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports, Arena Sport 3, Nova Sport 1, Nova Sport 2, stöð 2 sport, Sky Sports Main Event, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football, Sport 1, beIN Sports Connect New Zealand, Viasport 1, Viaplay Norway, Eleven Sports 2 Poland, Sport TV2, Sport TV LIVE, Match TV Game, 111 mio Sports 1, HUB Sports 2, STV 1, Eurosport Player Sweden, Eurosport Nordic, Digiturk Play, beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 2 Turkey, ESPN+, TV3+ HD, Viaplay Denmark, Viaplay Finland, Viasat Sport, Mola TV, SPOTV, SPOTV ON, Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
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