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Live Reporting

Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's all for now then. Thanks for joining us for today's Carabao Cup draw and for all your suggestions for when Liverpool could play their quarter-final tie with Aston Villa. Let's see what they come up with.

    We'll be back on Friday for all the best lines from the Premier League news conferences. Until then I'll leave you with our top stories right now:

  2. Which game was most fun for you?

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    Ryan Monty: Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool in 2012. Comedy- Andy Carroll getting booked for diving, James Perch getting Pepe Reina sent off- leading to Jose Enrique taking the gloves & then endless stick for his "Newcastle will never make the top 6 again" comment on our way to 5th.

    Jose Enrique playing in goal for Liverpool
  3. Sir Alex cuts ribbon at new Dons base

    Arsene Wenger's former nemesis Sir Alex Ferguson has returned to Aberdeen to cut the ribbon at the Scottish Premiership club's new training facilities and football academy, which he says can help take them to "the highest level".

  4. Which game was most fun for you?

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    SMS Message: Has to be Rotherham's trip to Highbury in 2003. We lost 9-8 on penalties to an Arsenal side containing a 16 year old debutant called Cesc something or other... from Phil
    Paul Warne and Cesc Fabregas
    Image caption: Paul Warne, the current Rotherham boss, with Cesc something or other...
  5. 'I am now a better manager'

    Manchester City v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Ralph Hasenhuttl on Southampton trying to regroup after last Friday's 9-0 home defeat by Leicester.

    "It's very challenging but that's why we're here," he said. "It's not an easy job, it never is, and in such moments it's even more important that you be a strong manager and look for the right decisions.

    "These days were new for me but I am now a better manager than before and this is the good thing from this game. And if the players see the same and learn out of it then they know they are better players in the future."

  6. 'Clubs need to deal with "own community" to stop discrimination'


    Andre Gray and Jack O'Connell

    Watford striker Andre Gray says clubs need to deal with discrimination by starting "with their own community".

    Gray made his comments when speaking about Watford's We campaign, which encourages inclusivity and working with the police to tackle discrimination.

  7. Which game was most fun for you?

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    SMS Message: Most fun game was in April 1961. Reigning champions Burnley down 2-0 at home at half-time to champions-elect Tottenham. Final score 4-2 to the Clarets. from Andrew, Middleton
    Andrew, Middleton
  8. Wood & Bardsley remain doubtful

    Sheffield United v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Striker Chris Wood remains doubtful, as does full-back Phil Bardsley.

    Johann Berg Gudmundsson is still absent while Danny Drinkwater will have one more week’s full training before starting a games programme.

  9. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: As a liverpool fan I feel the club were naive entering a competition that causes such congestion in fixtures. We were aware we would be in the CWC. Why not pull out of the league cup. I dont feel villa should have the inconvenience of rearranging also. from Jack, Exeter
    Jack, Exeter
  10. Seagulls team news

    Brighton v Norwich City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Finally from Brighton manager Graham Potter: "Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo will still be missing - apart from that everyone is available this weekend.

    "There's progression but nothing new to report. We're hopeful Jose will feature before the end of the season."

  11. We have to manage Trossard's return - Potter

    Brighton v Norwich City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Leandro Trossard came on when it was 1-1 against Everton while Steven Alzate was our man of the match.

    “They were Leandro's first minutes since the end of August last weekend," said Albion boss Graham Potter. "His quality isn’t in doubt and we’re delighted to have him, so we have to manage the (fitness) situation in the best way we can, but you saw his impact on Saturday.

    "Steven Alzate has done well in the games he's played," Potter added. "Things have happened quickly but he's contributing in the Premier League and showing his qualities."

  12. Get Involved

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    Andy Watkins: Talk of moving Villa v Liverpool to suit Liverpool. Anyone fancy giving Villa a thought? Why should they have to conform to suit Liverpool? Villa have games on the 14th and 21st, so moving the game earlier or later would impact Villa's recovery. Price of success.

  13. We showed we can find a solution - Potter

    Brighton v Norwich City (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Last Saturday's 3-2 comeback win over Everton put Brighton four points clear of the bottom three.

    Manager Graham Potter said: "Last weekend showed we could find a solution when it got tough. It was a dramatic game, we had a bit of luck but a lot of belief. The third was a really good goal and I'm delighted for the players. They're enjoying their football."

  14. Fifa 'looking forward to welcoming' Liverpool

    A Fifa spokesman has just told the BBC that they are "looking forward to welcoming Liverpool in Qatar" for the Club World Cup.

    They're due to play their first game there on 18 December, the same week that has been scheduled for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

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    SMS Message: The bitterness aimed at Liverpool by rival fans on this subject (League Cup QF) is weird, did they do something wrong by winning the UCL, thus qualifying for the CWC? Bizarre. from Martin, London
    Martin, London
  16. Barca players offered pay delay - Pique

    Barcelona failed to agree a deal to re-sign Neymar from Paris St-Germain in the summer.

    And defender Gerard Pique has now said that the Barca players offered to accept delays to their pay if it would help the club, who did "everything possible" to take the Brazil forward back to Spain.

  17. Real close the gap

    Real Madrid 5-0 Leganes

    Eden Hazard is fouled by the Leganes goalkeeper

    Eden Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer and last night helped them move within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a routine victory against struggling Leganes.

    The Belgian forward didn't manage to get on the scoresheet although he did win a penalty.

  18. Which game was most fun for you?

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    SMS Message: Most entertaining game I've seen live was Chelsea vs Utd in the league cup on this day 7 years ago. Last minute Hazard penalty to take the game to extra time and Chelsea ended up winning 5-4. from KD, London
    KD, London
    Ramires celebrates scoring against Manchester United
  19. Get Involved

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    Stu Poole: Why can’t Liverpool play Villa between November 10th and 23rd. I know it’s international break but surely teams can miss players for 1 game. Or play quarter final on semi date, then find some time between semi and final to get extra fixture in.

    Adam Morris: Half the Liverpool squad play in Birmingham on Tuesday, the other half go Qatar for Wednesday! S'easy!!!!

    Kyle: Play the LIverpool vs Aston villa game during the international break. The players involved won't be selected for their countries anyway.

  20. Draw recap

    ICYMI, here's the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw again in full...

    • Oxford United v Manchester City
    • Manchester United v Colchester United
    • Aston Villa v Liverpool
    • Everton v Leicester City

    The ties are to be played the week commencing 16 December. But the EFL are in talks with Liverpool about an alternative date for their tie with Villa as they're due to play in the Club World Cup in Qatar on 18 December.