Nottingham Forest welcomes the mighty Liverpool for a FA Cup quarterfinal encounter at the City Ground on Sunday evening.
For the first since 1999, these two iconic clubs will be up against each other. The last time both sides met the match ended at 2-2 in a Premier League tie.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool: Preview
Klopp & Co. have produced some stellar performances so far this season and also even if they don’t play well they now win games. And with their current form and motivation, they will travel to Nottinghamshire to face the forgotten giants of Europe Nottingham Forest.
Interestingly, the Forest side are the second British club to win back-to-back Champions League, the other team being Liverpool.
Also two time FA Cup champions, the last time Nottingham Forest lifted the FA Cup was back in 1959.
What a story isn’t it? A club that’s been playing in the English second division since 1999, used to be European Champions back in the 1970s.
But this season, under their new coach Steve Cooper, could get back to Premier League. Previously, Cooper’s side have defeated two Premier League sides to set up a meeting with Liverpool.
The Forest have beaten Arsenal and Leicester so far in this season’s FA Cup. And also currently just a point behind for the Championship playoff spot.
Liverpool does have a real deal at the City Ground on Sunday for sure.
The Reds have had fairly comfortable ties in the competition so far. Klopp’s men won all three of their matches at Anfield against Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, and Norwich City.
Also, the Reds have been handed a favorable draw against SL Benfica in the Quarterfinal tie in the Champions League.
Quadruple this season? fingers crossed.
Trent Alexander Arnold has withdrawn his name from the England squad for the upcoming International break due to a hamstring issue. The Right back is surely going to miss the tie on Sunday.
Meanwhile, as Trent is out of the context, defender Joe Gomez is likely to feature as the right back.
Moreover, Mo Salah is in doubt for the game with his foot issue.
Klopp has already confirmed the goalkeeping situation, as Alisson will be on between the sticks on Sunday.
There are chances of some wholesome changes from the side that played against Arsenal midweek.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Robertson, Matip, Konate, Gomez; Keita, Fabinho, Jones; Jota, Firmino, Diaz.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool: What Anfield Home Predicts
To be honest, Nottingham Forest can define odds and reach the Semifinals. Steve Copper has completely boosted the form and morale of the team.
It has all the making for an epic FA Cup battle.
But Liverpool’s quality and squad depth is superior and should reach the semis.
Liverpool looks very likely to prevail over Nottingham Forest with a 2-1 win.