The Reds’ tie at Villa Park was thrown into doubt after the Midlands side saw their training ground closed amid a “significant” COVID-19 outbreak in the first-team on Thursday.
And after a series of discussions, Aston Villa are to send out a youth team made up of under-18s and under-23s to ensure the tie is played.
It represents a role reversal from over 13 months ago when the Reds fielded a side with an average age of 19.5 in the League Cup, as Jurgen Klopp‘s side were playing in Qatar less than 24 hours later.
Liverpool were always likely to rotate and it is almost certain to occur in light of the news of Villa’s side, with valuable minutes to be injected into those on the fringe and returning from injury.
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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 (Saturday) 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’ FA Cup clash on the following channels worldwide:
SuperSport 2 Digitalb, beIN Sports HD 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, SuperSport Maximo, DStv Now, SuperSport Premier League ROA, ESPNPlay Caribbean, ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Play Sur, ESPN Sur, WatchESPN Australia, Kayo Sports, ESPN, DAZN, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, Sony LIV, Eleven Sports 2 Belgium, ESPN Norte, ESPN Play Norte, SportKlub 1 Serbia, beIN Sports 2 Thailand, Astro Go, Play Diema Xtra, Diema Sport 2, Startimes World Football, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet World Now, PPTV Sport China, StarTimes App, Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports, Sportklub 1 Croatia, DIGI GO, Digi Sport 1, DIGI GO, Digi Sport 1, ESPN Andina, V Sport Jalkapallo, Viaplay Finland, V Sport Premium, Free, Adjarasport TV, Cosmote Sport 8 HD, myTV SUPER, Spíler1, Stöð 2 Sport 2, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, Bet365, BTSport.com, BT Sport Extra, BT Sport App, Sport 2, Setanta Sports Kazakhstan, SPOTV ON, TDM Desporto, MaxTV Go, Astro SuperSport 2, GO TV Anywhere, TSN2 Malta, Ziggo Sport Voetbal, beIN Sports Connect New Zealand, SuperSport Premier League Nigeria, Viaplay Norway, Viasat 4 Norway, beIN Sports Connect Philippines, Eleven Sports 2 Poland, Sport TV2, Sport TV LIVE, Sportbox.ru, matchtv.ru, Match TV, 111 mio Sports 1, DIGI GO, Digi Sport 1, SportKlub 1 Slovenia, SABC 3, Maximo 360, Viaplay Sweden, Tivibu Spor 2, Setanta Sports Ukraine, ESPN+, SCTV 17
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