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FA Youth Cup match pack: Liverpool (H)

4 February 2016

Nottingham Forest host Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup this evening (kick-off 7pm) as The Reds aim for a place in the quarter-finals for a second season in a row.

Having seen off Brighton and Hove Albion and Birmingham City to reach this stage, Jack Lester's side know that a win over the Merseysiders will seal a spot in the last eight and a trip to Coventry City or Arsenal.

Season ticket holders can gain free entry to tonight's FA Youth Cup game with tickets available at, in-person at the ticket office or by calling 0115 982 4388.

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Forest's 2-1 win over Hull City at the Nigel Doughty Academy on Saturday stretched their unbeaten run to ten games and preserved their seven-point gap at the top of Professional Development League Two North.

Goals from Ben Brereton and Kieran Hayes were enough to beat the Tigers at the weekend despite Jordan Gabriel's second-half red card and Forest will go into tonight's game full of confidence.

Liverpool set up tonight's tie by beating Cardiff City 3-0 last week thanks to goals from Ben Woodburn, Corey Whelan and Brooks Lennon after they had seen off Ipswich Town in the third round.

Neil Critchley's side go into this evening's game on the back of a defeat however after they were beaten 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. 

The FA Youth Cup so far

Nottingham Forest edged through the third round by beating Brighton and Hove Albion on penalties before Gerry McDonagh's goal was enough to see off Birmingham City in the fourth round at The City Ground.

Fifth-round fixtures and results:

Aston Villa 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Wigan Athletic 1-3 Manchester City (AET)
Norwich City 5-4 Middlesbrough (AET)
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading
Coventry City v Arsenal
AFC Wimbledon v Chelsea
Preston North End v Luton Town

Ticket prices

Season ticket holders - Free
Adults - £4
Concessions - £2

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