Liverpool to face Bradford or Lincoln in third round of Carabao Cup

LFC Globe
6th September 2020
Carabao Cup Draw - Liverpool

Liverpool have been drawn against Bradford City or Lincoln City in the third round of this season's .

Jurgen Klopp's side reached the quarter-finals of the competition last year, but with Club duties overlapping their participation, an inexperienced youth side led by Neil Critchley was comfortably beaten 5-0 by .

The Reds will kick off their 2020-21 Carabao Cup campaign from , against either Bradford City or Lincoln City. The two sides meet in the second round in the week commencing September 14, with the winners hosting the champions a week later.

League Two side Bradford will be at home for the against Lincoln, who finished 16th in League One last year.

The third-round tie is sandwiched between a trip to Stamford Bridge and a home fixture against , making it likely that Klopp will field a rotated side.

But the Reds should still have enough to see off either side, with the likes of , , , and all likely to be involved.

It could also be a good opportunity to give minutes to players who haven't had regular minutes during pre-season, such as skipper and defenders Joel Matip and .

The date and time of the fixture will be confirmed in the coming days, although no ticketing options will be available with fans not allowed into stadiums.

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