Liverpool take on Burton Albion in the second round of the 2016/17 League Cup at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday, 23 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the match is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Burton come into this fixture after settling for a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the last Championship clash. The Rovers took the lead twice, but Nigel Clough's side came from behind to score the equaliser on two occasions.

Jackson Irvine and Tom Naylor's first and second half goals respectively helped them avoid defeat at the hands of Blackburn. In the first round of the League Cup, the Brewers defeated Bury 3-2 in extra time after the match ended in a 1-1 draw at the end of 90 minutes.

Burton are not the favourites for the clash. However, following Liverpool's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in the Premier League, the Championship side would be hoping for a win over the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp's side started the 2016/17 Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Following that, the former Borussia Dortmund manager saw his men concede two goals in the first half at Turf Moor, which resulted in Liverpool's defeat, despite dominating possession.

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp will not make panic buys to strengthen his Liverpool team after their shock loss to Burnley Getty

The Merseyside club are out of the European competitions this term. This leave them with the Premier League, the League Cup and the FA Cup to fight for. Klopp and Liverpool will be looking forward to bringing silverware to Anfield this campaign as they are in three competitions.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Burton Albion: 19/2
  • Draw: 19/4
  • Liverpool: 2/7

Team form

Burton Albion

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W L W L
  • Last Result: Burnley 0-2 Liverpool


  • Last Five (all competitions): D W L W L
  • Last Result: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion

Team News

Burton Albion

Possible XI: McLaughlin; Flanahan, Turner, McFadzean, McCrory; Williamson, Naylor, O'Grady; Akins, Beavon, Dyer


Possible XI: Mignolet; Randall, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Grujic, Stewart; Markovic, Origi, Firmino