Nottingham Forest welcome Liverpool to the City Ground in a mouth-watering FA Cup clash on Sunday.
Steve Cooper’s side have already disposed of Arsenal, Leicester and Huddersfield Town in this competition, so confidence will be high.
However, Liverpool are on a roll right now, and if you include the penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, they have won 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions.
They are also seeking the so-called ‘quadruple’ and you can’t imagine Jurgen Klopp will take Forest lightly.
Forest have had an incredible rise this season since Cooper arrived at the City Ground, but this will definitely be the toughest test they have faced so far.
This will be the first meeting between the sides since April 1999 and Forest haven’t beaten the Reds for nearly 26 years.
Forest, though, are one of the best sides in the Championship, so this should be a fascinating cup tie.
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: talkSPORT coverage
This FA Cup clash will take place at the City Ground on Sunday, March 20 and will kick off at 6pm.
The match will be exclusively live on talkSPORT and coverage will start at 5:30pm Reshmin Chowdhury.
Commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former West Ham forward Dean Ashton.
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Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: Team news
The home side might have to do without Scott McKenna against Liverpool. The Scottish international was withdrawn during Forest’s 3-1 win over QPR on Wednesday.
Given Forest’s push for the play-offs, he might not be risked for the game because he is an important player for Cooper.
Steve Cook is also injured, so Tobias Figueiredo is expected to fill in.
Liverpool won’t be able to call on Trent Alexander-Arnold after the right-back was ruled out for a few weeks with a hamstring problem, while Mohamed Salah hurt his foot during the win over Arsenal.
Klopp also confirmed that Alisson Becker will start in goal against the Championship side.
Apart from Alexander-Arnold and Salah, Liverpool have a full squad to choose from as they look to keep their ‘quadruple’ hopes alive.
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: What has been said?
Jurgen Klopp: “I want a team in Nottingham who are mentally and physically ready.
“We will be PL team No.4 they’ve faced so they have not had it easy so far.
“Our former LFC coach (Steve Cooper) is doing a proper job there. If we rotate, it’s just to have the best team possible.“
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