Lincoln v Liverpool LIVE: Diogo Jota on bench but no Thiago as Premier League champions look to set up – USA DAILY NEWS

Lincoln v Liverpool LIVE: Diogo Jota on bench but no Thiago as Premier League champions look to set up

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Premier League champions Liverpool head to Sincil Bank tonight for a Carabao Cup third round clash against Lincoln.

Liverpool have started off the new season in fine form, beating Leeds and Chelsea, and now face a tricky test at the home of the League One Imps.

Sincil Bank will host the Premier League champions tonight

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Sincil Bank will host the Premier League champions tonight

The Reds have not won the EFL Cup since 2012 and will want to go far in the tournament this season.

They make the trip to Lincoln this evening with their hosts, managed by Michael Appleton, having also began well in their league, winning two from two as well.

They will be confident ahead of their glamour tie but can they really pull off a major shock?

talkSPORT will bring you all the action live, with Arsenal awaiting the winner in the fourth round.

Lincoln v Liverpool: How to listen

This cup tie will get under way at 7:45pm on Thursday, September 24.

Full coverage from Sincil Bank will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Sam Matterface and Danny Mills will be on commentary duty and to tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

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Lincoln v Liverpool: Team news

Thiago is not included in the matchday squad for so Reds fans will have to wait until the Arsenal match on Monday to see him make his full debut.

Kostas Tsimikas makes his first start, while the other of the new arrivals, Diogo Jota, is named among the substitutes.

Teenage centre-back Rhys Williams makes his debut alongside Virgil van Dijk, while 17-year-old Harvey Elliott is also in the starting XI.

Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Adrian, Curtis Jones, and Takumi Minamino all start, with Klopp making ten changes from Sunday’s Premier League win at Chelsea.

For Lincoln, Max Melbourne starts in defence against the club he supports.

Carabao Cup fourth round draw

The draw for the Carabao Cup fourth round was completed on September 17.

The ties will be played on the week commencing September 28 and the exact fixture dates and kick-off times will be confirmed soon.

  • Lincoln City/Liverpool v Arsenal
  • Burnley v Manchester City/Bournemouth
  • Brentford v Fulham
  • Everton v West Ham
  • Bristol City/Aston Villa v Stoke City
  • Leyton Orient/Tottenham v Chelsea
  • Newport County v Newcastle United
  • Brighton v Manchester United