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Preston team vs Liverpool confirmed: Van den Berg starts, stream details, fans react

Manager Frankie McAvoy has named his Preston team vs Liverpool in the Carabao Cup tonight, per the official club Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Rudd; Rafferty, Van den Berg, Lindsay, Hughes, Cunningham; McCann, Ledson, Potts; Maguire, Barkhuizen.

Substitutes – Iversen, Bauer, Huntington, Storey, Earl, Whiteman, Johnson, Sinclair, Riis.

Preston have seen off Mansfield Town, Morecambe and Cheltenham Town in the Carabao Cup.

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North End now face a much tougher test in the last 16 of the competition with Liverpool visiting Deepdale tonight.

Frankie McAvoy goes with a rotated side tonight as Declan Rudd starts in goal.

Joe Rafferty and Greg Cunningham are the wing backs with Liverpool loanee Sepp van den Berg joining Liam Lindsay and Andrew Hughes at the back.

Ali McCann joins former Everton talent Ryan Ledson in midfield, with Brad Potts behind Seani Maguire and Tom Barkhuizen.

Emil Riis, Josh Earl, Ben Whiteman and Daniel Johnson join Daniel Iversen, Patrick Bauer, Paul Huntington, Jordan Storey and Scott Sinclair on the bench.

Liverpool go with Adrian in goal behind a back four of Neco Williams, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas.

Tyler Morton, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are in midfield, with Harvey Blair and Takumi Minamino supporting Divock Origi up top.

Broadcast details

Sky Sports Main Event will be showing tonight’s game.

Coverage from Deepdale starts at 7pm. Now TV day passes are available for £9.99 for those who need them.

Fan reaction to Preston team vs Liverpool

Fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the lineup, and it’s fair to say they’re not impressed.

Some can’t believe that Frankie McAvoy has named such a rotated side against the Reds, believing the bench would beat the starting XI.

Others think they can’t do worse than the team that lost 2-0 at Blackpool, preferring to think more positive.

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