Match Preview: Liverpool U21s
Tranmere Rovers host Liverpool U21s the EFL Trophy tonight, with a 7:00pm kick-off scheduled at Prenton Park.
Mike Jackson’s men were defeated on penalties last time out in the competition, as Port Vale claimed an additional group stage point courtesy of a 4-3 spot-kick triumph.
Liverpool U21s, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of a 6-1 loss away to Wigan Athletic in their opening EFL Trophy match.
New recruits Liam Feeney and Kaiyne Woolery are available for selection this evening, having both featured in Rovers’ 0-0 draw with Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon.
Corey Blackett-Taylor and Morgan Ferrier remain sidelined and are doubtful for the match.
Academy graduates Danny Walker-Rice, Kyle Hade, George Nugent and Jake Burton could be handed the chance to impress once more in this competition.
Referee: Scott Oldham.
Assistant referees: Thomas Harty and Paul Graham.
Fourth official: Paul Marsden.
One to watch
Creative midfielder, Jake Cain.
The 19-year-old has scored twice and assisted once in three Premier League 2 appearances this campaign, helping Barry Lewtas’ Academy side to wins against Everton U23s and Manchester United U23s.
Cain made his first-team Liverpool debut in an FA Cup fourth-round replay with Shrewsbury Town in February and signed a long-term contract with the club in July.
Tonight’s match will be streamed live on iFollow at a price of £10, but please note, season ticket holders will not receive a free match pass for this particular fixture due to it not being a league fixture.
Commentary will begin at 6pm and will be presented by our iFollow team of Phill Wilkinson and Rob Edwards. Included in this week's programme are interviews with Mike Jackson and Jay Spearing.
Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below. Full text coverage will be provided during proceedings, followed by a match report.
Did you know?
There have been 101 goals scored in 28 EFL Trophy matches this campaign, an average of 3.61 per game.