How to watch Preston vs Liverpool Carabao Cup live and free in Australia
Liverpool will head to Preston to face a side they have met just once in 59 years in a must-watch fourth round clash in the Carabao Cup.
Remarkably, despite the age of these 2 clubs, they have played only 1 match against each other since 1962. That match-up came in the 2009 FA Cup, with Liverpool winning 2-0.
In a strange quirk of history, they actually played each other 5 times between November 1961 and March 1962. 5 games in 108 days and they wouldn't meet again for 47 years.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 15 matches across all competitions heading into this clash with Preston North End.
When is Preston vs Liverpool Carabao Cup?
Kick-off is at 5:45am AEDT on Thursday 28 October at Deepdale Stadium in Preston.
How to watch Preston North End vs Liverpool in Australia
The Carabao Cup is broadcast on beIN SPORTS. You can access it via Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in Australia. We have a complete viewing guide to the Carabao Cup for you.
Stream Preston vs Liverpool on Kayo Sports
If you are yet to test it out, new subscribers can access Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users. After that, a subscription to the basic package is $25 a month and comes with access to 2 screens. The premium package is $35 a month with an extra screen.
Kayo also offers a range of special features you won't find anywhere else, such as SplitView, Interactive Stats, Kayo Minis and a Key Moments Timeline.
Stream Carabao Cup on beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN SPORTS CONNECT is available for $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year. It has loads of football along with some tennis and rugby. If you're a new customer, you'll be able to watch via beIN SPORTS CONNECT's 14-day free trial.
It's compatible with the likes of Apple TV, Chromecast, AirPlay, PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices plus Sony smart TVs.
Preston vs Liverpool Carabao Cup prediction
While Preston's form in the Championship has been modest of recent times, they have scored 11 goals in 3 Carabao Cup games coming into this clash.
Liverpool share the record with Manchester City having won this competition 8 times each and they'd love to take that record outright in a few weeks' time.
Jurgen Klopp's men haven't been beaten in any competition this year and they have scored at least 5 times in 3 of their last 4 away games.
Thiago Alcântara and Harvey Elliott will miss for Liverpool through injury, as will Naby Keïta and James Milner, who both came off hurt in the Premier League thrashing of Manchester United at the weekend.
Despite this they look far stronger than Preston on paper and will keep their imposing record going here with a good victory.
Image sources: Preston North End website, Kayo Sports