By Gary Fulcher.
Liverpool’s EFL Cup campaign continues on Tuesday evening with a third round visit to Pride Park to face Nigel Pearson’s Derby County. The Reds and the Rams have met just once before in this competition – a third round tie back in October 1977 at Anfield – a match Liverpool won 2-0 thanks to goals from ‘Super Sub’ David Fairclough scoring a quick fire brace just minutes after replacing John Toshack.
This will be Derby’s third home game in this competition this season (and their seventh at Pride Park this in all competitions), having eliminated Grimsby Town 1-0 in round one and Carlisle Utd on penalties in round two, after the match finished 1-1 after extra time. In contrast, this will be Liverpool’s seventh match of the season and their sixth played away from Anfield. The Reds routed Burton Albion 5-0 in round two to book their place in the third round.
The clubs last met during the 2007/08 season on Boxing Day with Liverpool recording a league double following a 6-0 win at Anfield and a 2-1 victory at Pride Park. This will be the 134th meeting between the two sides in all competitions:
|Games played = 133||Games played = 68||Games played = 65|
|Won = 70||Won = 46||Won = 24|
|Drawn = 29||Drawn = 15||Drawn = 14|
|Lost = 34||Lost = 7||Lost = 27|
|Goals scored = 262||Goals scored = 155||Goals scored = 107|
|Goals against = 165||Goals against = 60||Goals against = 105|
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