Origi’s next goal will see him move alongside Danny Murphy into joint-sixth on the club’s all-time scorers list in this competition (11 goals).
He is the club’s highest-scoring overseas player in this competition.
His last two goals for Liverpool have come in this competition – last season at Lincoln and at Norwich last month.
Minamino chasing Fowler?
Minamino has scored four goals in three League Cup games for the Reds.
He could become the first Liverpool player to score at least two goals in successive rounds of the League Cup since Robbie Fowler in 1996.
On the road
The Reds have scored five goals in three of their last five games – all away from home.
Liverpool have scored in each of their last 22 away matches all competitions and have netted three goals or more in each of their last nine away league and cup games.
Last time vs. Preston
Joe Rafferty is a former Liverpool under-18 captain who has played over 300 times in his career with Rochdale and Preston since leaving his boyhood club in 2012.
Sepp van den Berg has been on loan from Liverpool since February 2021 and has played 33 times in league and cup, scoring twice.
The man in black
David Coote will referee a Liverpool game for the second time in his career following the 1-1 home draw with Burnley in July 2020.
He was the VAR official in last season’s Merseyside derby at Goodison.
This season’s scorers
Preston: Riis 9, Whiteman 3, Bauer 2, Johnson 2, Sinclair 2, Van den Berg 2, Earl 1, Hughes 1, Ledson 1, Maguire 1, Rafferty 1
Liverpool: Salah 15, Firmino 6, Mane 6, Jota 4, Keita 3, Minamino 2, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Jones 1, Origi 1, own goals 1
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).