The Reds got their League Cup campaign off to a flying start at Carrow Road, with three unanswered goals on a night that also saw three teenagers make their debut.
And now the Reds are to come up against Preston at Deepdale in the fourth round, a tie that will take place in the week commencing October 25 – and will see loanee Sepp van den Berg up against his parent club.
The Reds haven’t played at Deepdale in a competitive fixture since January 2009, a 2-0 win in the FA Cup third round.
Caoimhin Kelleher, Takumi Minamino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Divock Origi and youngsters like Gordon, Bradley and Morton will no doubt get another look in to help secure a place in the quarter-finals.
A victory, therefore, would mean the Reds would add to an already hectic festive schedule with the quarter-final tie scheduled for the week commencing December 20. It would follow a trip to Tottenham and precede Leeds‘ Boxing Day visit to Anfield.
League Cup Fourth Round
Stoke v Brentford
QPR v Sunderland
Preston v Liverpool