FT: Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool. Wesley's fine finish into the bottom corner puts the icing on the cake for Villa who head into the last four in style. Liverpool's youngsters impressed, with the scoreline a little harsh to say the least. Thanks for joining us, goodnight.
- 2nd Half
- Wesley Moraes90'
- KodjiaWesley Moraes73'
- 1st Half
- Boyes (o.g.)17'
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Aston Villa - Liverpool
League Cup - 17 December 2019
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GOAL! Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool. There is the goal from Wesley to cap the evening for Villa.
Two added minutes here.
Rain is pouring down now, with the game very much dead and buried.
Great cross from Elmohamady, but Trezguet gets his header all wrong.
SAVE! ! Still no goals for Liverpool, but they do deserve one. Nyland make a wonderful initial stop from Gallacher before Clarkson goes close again with a leaping header, but it goes straight at the goalkeeper.
Game has really slowed as Liverpool seem content to see this out without further damage.
Sixteen-year-old James Norrris is on for Liverpool, in place of Hoever.
Another debutant for Liverpool, with Leighton Clarkson on for Christie-Davies.
James Chester, on his return to first-team action, is replaced by Kortney Hause for Villa.
SAVE! Lansbury has time to line up the shot, but Kelleher throws up an arm to beat the ball away.
Change for Villa as Wesley, without a goal in his last nine games, is on for Kodjia.
Kane again with the effort, but he drills wide from distance.
SAVE! Fine stop by Kelleher in the Liverpool goal to deny Trezeguet from the angle.
Liverpool youngsters still trying things here, but that final finish still eludes them.
More quality from Elliott as he whips the cross over for Kane, but his header is easily saved by Nyland.
We are all in shock...
Further youngsters entering the fray here for Liverpool as Longstaff is replaced by Jack Bearne.
CLOSE! Trezeguet beats Kelleher to the long ball over the top, flicks the ball towards goal, but Sepp van den Berg gets around to clear almost on his own goalline.
Kodjia is denied by a smart stop from Kelleher as he chases his hat-trick, but the offside flag is raised anyway.
Liverpool pressing, as they do, but Villa are quick keep the ball moving.
Kelleher punches the ball out to Trezeguet, who tees himself up for the volley, but drags his effort wide.
SAVE! Nyland again denies Liverpool! And again it is Kane from close range, diverting the ball towards goal, only for Nyland to throw out a left arm to deny the youngster.
Liverpool do finally work themselves into the box, but Hill is neatly stopped by Hourihane, who sees the ball away easily.
Liverpool are keeping the ball among themselves for the moment, not wanting to add another to an already daunting tally.
Pace has slowed right down, with Villa willing to keep possession in their own half.
Liverpool still passing the ball around confidently, not in the manner of a side 4-0 down.
We are back up and running here.
It is not over!
HT: Aston Villa 4-0 Liverpool. The youngsters have not been outplayed out played here, just out-experienced. Four attacks, four goals from Villa, who have been clinical when the moments have come.
This is starting to get cruel. Great play from Jota to set up Elmohamady, who threaded the ball across for Kodjia to score his second of the game.
GOOOOAAAALLLLL!! Aston Villa 4-0 Liverpool. Kodjia again from close range to make it four.
Villa look for more before the break here. Everything through Hourihane.
First booking for a lunge on Lansbury from Christie-Davies.
Liverpool really do not deserve this. Villa have had three attacks and scored three times!
Slack defending from Liverpool as they fail to get the ball clear, Jota pokes the loose ball through for Kodjia, who strides clear and slots the ball home for his first of the season.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Aston Villa 3-0 Liverpool. Kodjia races clear to make it three for Villa.
Liverpool still really pressing here. A goal before half time will really aid their cause.
Almost for Elliott as Chrirvella pings the ball forward for his team-mate, but the outstretched foot of the 16-year-old cannot reach the delivery as Nyland connects.
Hourihane again the danger, but his low cross is just too far ahead of Kodjia.
Luis Longstaff tries a neat turn on the edge of the box but he cannot get away from his man.
He has been superb tonight.
Liverpool have been very impressive here, and do not really deserve to be behind.
SAVE! Christie-Davies volley is turned over by Nyland after more quality from Elliott down the right.
Henri Lansbury tries to set Kodja free, but gets too much on it and Kelleher clears.
Villa have only really had two attacks and somehow hold a two-goal lead. Not really a true reflection on this contest.
Good response from Liverpool as a deflected effort almost deceives Nyland in the Villa goal.
Elmohamady burst down the right, tried to centre the ball, but Morgan Boyes got half a deflection on it, only for the ball to loop over Kelleher and into the net! So unlucky.
GOOOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool. Disaster for Liverpool as Ahmed Elmohamady's cross takes a huge deflection and loops into the net!
Suckerpunch for Liverpool's youngsters. Hourihane lined up the free-kick, which he whipped into the middle with venom, Jonathan Kodjia stuck out a leg, missed it, which deceived Kelleher in the Liverpool goal, and the ball squirmed underneath his dive and in.
GOOOOAALLLL! Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool. Not the prettiest as Conor Hourihane's free-kick goes straight in!
SAVE AGAIN! Nyland again to the rescue for Villa. Again the Villa backline backs off, Kane steals in, just has Nyland to beat, but the Villa stopper spreads himself to make the block.
SAVE! The space opens up for Elliott, who has time to run at the Villa defence before firing for goal, but Orjan Nyland makes a smart stop.
First real attempt of the match for Herbie Kane, but he blazes well over the top.
Liverpool win the first corner of the game, which Elliott takes short to Chirivella, but not a lot comes from it.
Smashed the record!
Liverpool getting on the ball now. Caoimhin Kelleher is called into action racing from his line, but clears well.
Villa with the early possession here. Can the youngsters compete?
KICK OFF! We are up and running here on a chilly night at Villa Park.
Villa, though, are looking to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time since the 2012/13 campaign; the last Englishman to lead the Villans to the semi-final stage was John Gregory in the 1999/2000 season. Tonight could go either way! We are minutes away...
Liverpool - who remain unbeaten this season domestically, even at this stage in December - have progressed from each of their last four League Cup quarter-finals (2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17) since losing 2-0 to Chelsea at this stage in 2007/08.
Not your usual 1-11 tonight...
Tough games coming thick and fast for Liverpool...
Says it all about this Liverpool squad's experience, or lack of it...
HEAD TO HEAD: This is only the second League Cup meeting between Aston Villa and Liverpool, with the other coming in the 2002/03 quarter-final - the Reds won 4-3 on their way to winning the competition that season. Liverpool have won each of their last six visits to Villa in all competitions, all coming in the Premier League between December 2011 and November this season.
A little explainer on Liverpool's bizarre situation...
FIVE LIVERPOOL DEBUTANTS, VILLA MIX IT UP: As we expected, there is something of a new look side in red this evening. There are five debutants in the Liverpool side, who are coached by Neil Critchley tonight. The average age of the starting XI is just over 18-years-old. 16-year-old Harvey Elliott, who has grabbed the attention when he has been included this season, starts in attack. Villa have also mixed it up, making ten changes from their weekend loss at Sheffield United, but Jack Grealish is on a strong-looking bench.
TEAM NEWS - ASTON VILLA: Nyland, Elmohamady, Chester, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury, Luiz, Hourihane, Jota, Kodjia, Trezeguet... Subs: Kalinic, Guilbert, Hause, McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi, Wesley. /// LIVERPOOL: Kelleher, Hoever, Boyes, Van den Berg, Gallacher, Chirivella, Christie-Davies, Kane, Longstaff, Hill, Elliott. Subs: Winterbottom, Clayton, Dixon-Bonner, Bearne, Clarkson, Norris, Stewart.
The teams are in...
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Liverpool's Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Aston Villa from Villa Park. The last eight is often the time to bring out the big guns in this competition, but Liverpool do not have such a luxury. The senior side are currently in Qatar preparing for Wednesday's Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey, with the Liverpool U23s squad taking the reigns in the cup competition. Can a Villa's senior side get the better of these young upstarts? I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!