Lincoln City’s reward for swatting Bradford City aside 5-0 in the Carabao Cup is a third round tie at home to Premier League champions Liverpool.
The League One side raced into a 2-0 win inside nine minutes last week, and were four goals to the good by half-time.
They now come face-to-face with the Anfield side for the first time since 1961, when both sides were in the old Second Division.
Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool are the competition’s most successful team, winning the cup on eight occasions, although it’s been eight years since their last triumph.
Lincoln’s best performance is reaching the fourth round in the 1967/68 season.
What time is Lincoln vs Liverpool?
Liverpool’s visit to Lincolnshire is one of the final three Carabao Cup third round games to be played.
Thursday’s other tie, Bristol City vs Aston Villa, kicks off at 7pm.
Lincoln vs Liverpool TV channel and live stream
Sky Sports has selected Thursday’s match as one of four third round games for its TV coverage.
Coverage on the broacaster’s Main Event and Football channels gets underway at 7.30pm.
Those who pay for Sky Sports access can also stream the game, either through Sky Go or Now TV apps.
The game is not on free-to-air TV.
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Lincoln vs Liverpool odds
The Imps have scored in all five games they have played this season, have won all five, including an EFL Trophy penalty shoot-out win over Scunthorpe – and have scored in the opening 11 minutes of each of their last three games.
And they will have some international quality still on show. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane predictably top the first scorer markets, but neither is likely to start.
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