As It Happened: Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool
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Full Time

Liverpool qualify past a determined Aston Villa side who gave it their best shot. 

Fourth and fifth round draw on Monday. 

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Final moments of what in the end looks a comfortable victory for Liverpool on paper. 


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Firmino finds the side netting before Thiago goes on an impressive solo run. 

The Spaniard has been sublime since coming on and has just rattled the crossbar

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A lot of these young Villa players going down with cramp now
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After making hard work of matters in the opening 45 Liverpool are coasting through to the fourth round now and will hope to play out the final moments unscathed. 
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Double Change

Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replace goal scoring duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah
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Better now from Liverpool since the arrival of Thiago and Shaqiri. 

More pace on the passing and incisive play. 

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Salah gets involved this time and it's another high-class finish into the bottom right-hand corner
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A Shaqiri cross is converted home and it's Mane who is claiming the header as he is surrounded by defenders. 3-1
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Lovely Finish

Second goal of the season for Wijnaldum as his side footed finish puts Liverpool back in the lead 
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Smart work from Salah before he finds Wijnaldum on the edge of the box who makes it 2-1
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Liverpool getting ready to bring on Firmino and Shaqiri for Jones and Minamino.

Getting stronger this team...

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Goal Disallowed

Salah has the ball in the net but the ref disallows for what it looks as though could be kicking the ball from the 'keepers hands. 
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Time and time again the pass is off the mark from Liverpool as they cannot find the right gear. 

Recent struggles becoming a worrying trend. 

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Liverpool dictating possession once more but no chances in the opening exchanges of the second-half
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Back Out

Liverpool are late out after what will have been a stern talking to from Klopp after a slow first half. 

Thiago on for the Reds in place of Henderson

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Half Time

All level at half time as Liverpool fail to put Aston Villa to the sword like many expected. 
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1-1. Louie Barry equalises. 
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Salah gets a shot on target but the young Villa 'keeper Onodi is on hand once more to save well.
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Fabinho loses possession on the half way line and Aston Villa counter with some threat. 

Corner for the hosts. 

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Two huge saves from Fabinho and then Mane to keep it at 1-0. 

Louie Barry earns a corner at the other end which is dealt with.

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No more chances for the visitors as the home side restrict them well in their defensive setup.
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Huge chance for Wijnaldum after a back post cross from Salah. The Dutch midfielder somehow contrives to fire over
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Liverpool as expected are dictating the play in the early moments after the blistering start and goal. 
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Sadio Mane heads Liverpool ahead from a high-quality Curtis Jones delivery
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We Are Underway

Liverpool get us going through Takumi Minamino
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Teams Are On Their Way

Both sides are out at Villa Park and we are moments away from kick-off
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10 Minutes Until Kick-Off

We are just a little over 10 minutes away from kick-off in what should be an intriguing encounter for highly surreal reasons. 
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Klopp Continued...

''I spoke yesterday to Dean Smith, we wish them all really well and they comeback quickly.''

''We want to go to the next round then prepare for the rest of the season, it's not easy. We don't think about it we just win the game then we will see.''

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Klopp Speaks

''Yesterday we continued with a meeting when we found out a lot of Aston Villa first-team players are out.''

''This is exactly the side we had before the situation. We trained with this line-up and this is the line-up we would have used anyway.''

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''We've just seen the team sheet and the lads are buzzing. We've just done a meeting in the changing room with the gaffer and we are all going to enjoy the evening.''
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Aston Villa Stand In Boss Mark Delaney

''It's been a manic couple of days, one I've not experienced. There's excited boys in there, their nervous but this is an opportunity.''

''We are missing some of my Under 23 players because the manager has asked them to train with the first-team.''

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The Reds Arriving Earlier


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30 Minutes Remaining

This very strong line-up for Liverpool are preparing out on the pitch and will be hopeful of doing a professional job against their young opponents
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Aston Villa Confirmed Team

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Klopp's Thinking

Perhaps Klopp wants some of his first-team squad to gain confidence after what has been a poor few weeks for the Reds. 

Minutes in the legs remains important but the German boss will be keen not to overuse some of his stars. 

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Surprisingly Strong

Liverpool name a strong side to face what is a combination of an Aston Villa Under 23 and Under 18s side
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Confirmed Team

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, N Williams, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Mane, Minamino, Salah. 

Subs: Alisson, Thiago, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Shaqiri, Robertson, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold

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Last Season's FA Cup

Liverpool haven't been past the fifth round under Klopp, a stage they reached last season before being eliminated by Chelsea. 

Aston Villa were also disappointing last term as they were knocked out at the third round stage by then Championship side Fulham. 

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Liverpool Form

In contrast to tonight's hosts the defending Premier League champions have suffered a dip in form of late. 

Despite still leading the way in the table, Klopp's men are without a win in three matches with only one goal in that time. 

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Aston Villa Form

Dean Smith's side have been performing above expectations this season and find themselves in eighth position in the Premier League. 

Prior to their 2-1 New Years Day defeat at Manchester Untied, Villa had been unbeaten in seven league matches. 

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Last Time Out

It's not just cup revenge the Reds will have in mind at Villa Park. 

Earlier this season Klopp's side were humiliated 7-2 by the Villans in what was the worst defeat in Klopp's managerial career. 

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Liverpool Team News

Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a host of changes with huge Premier League encounters on the horizon. 

Fringe players such as Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi and Curtis Jones should all start. 

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Liverpool Revenge

The Reds will be hoping to exact revenge from last seasons Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Villa when they themselves were forced to field a young side with the first-team in Qatar competing in the FIFA Club World Cup. 
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Almost A Non Starter

Tonight's clash was almost a non-starter as Aston Villa were forced to close their training ground on Thursday due to a cornonavirus outbreak. 

With the entire first-team squad self-isolating the hosts are expected to field a full academy side. 

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What's To Come

Between now and kick-off we will bring you pre-match preview, team news and predictions. 

We will also have pre-match manager comments in the build up to the action.

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How To Watch

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport with coverage starting after 19:00 BST.

If you can't watch the game, be sure to find all the live updates live here on 

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