Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Prediction: The Reds will field a second tier team

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Liverpool scheduled to visit headquarters Nottingham Forest for the quarter-finalsFA Cup 2021-2022.

The match is scheduled to be held on Monday (21/3/2022) starting at 01.00

If seen on paper, of course most people will favor Liverpool in this match.

Moreover, Nottingham Forest is “only” a team from the Championship Division which is currently in eighth position in the standings.

However, Nottingham Forest is known to be a champion at home, even the club has the potential to surprise the Reds in an unexpected way.

That’s not just an opinion, if you look at the three previous FA Cup rounds, Nottingham Forest is one of the clubs to watch out for.

In the previous three rounds, Forest had beaten Arsenal 1-0, Leicester City 4-1, and Huddersfield Town 2-1.

This result was certainly not unexpected. How a club as tough as Arsenal and as solid as Leicester City lost to a Championship Division club.

Not only that, Nottingham Forest also performed well in the Championship.

Steve Cooper’s men have won their last three games in all competitions, including back-to-back Championship wins over Reading and Queens Park Rangers

Referring to this reason Liverpool need to learn so as not to underestimate the surprises that the home team might make.

Meanwhile in the previous three rounds, Liverpool managed to beat Shrewsbury Town 4-1, Cardiff City 3-1, and Norwich City 2-1.

Roberto Firmino and colleagues also have beautiful statistics. The Reds haven’t lost a game since late January, winning six and drawing three of their last nine in all competitions.

Therefore, Monday’s match is believed to be very exciting to watch.

Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool last 5 meetings

05/04/1999 Nottingham Forest 2-2 Liverpool
24/10/1998 Liverpool 5-1 Nottingham Forest
15/03/1997 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Liverpool
17/12/1996 Liverpool 4-2 Nottingham Forest
23/03/1996 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Liverpool
Current condition of both teams

Nottingham Forest : Entertaining Liverpool , Nottingham Forest will field their best squad.

However they will still aim to win to continue the club’s positive trend both in the League and in other competitions.

Steve Cooper will continue to rely on Keinan Davis and Brennan Johnson on the front lines. The duo is expected to be able to penetrate Liverpool ‘s strong defense .

Liverpool : While Liverpool seems to be fielding a second-tier team.

There are no names for Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the predicted starting lineup. Klopp is believed to be back to relying on the sharpness of Takumi Minamino on the front lines.

However, the Reds’ second tier team is also as good as the main squad.

Estimated line-up

Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Brice Samba; Scott McKenna, Tobias Figueiredo, Joe Worrall; Jack Colback, Ryan Yates, James Garner, Djed Spence; Philip Zinckernagel; Keinan Davis, Brennan Johnson.

Coach: Steve Cooper.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Caoimhin Kelleher; Andrew Robertson, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez; Curtis Jones, Fabinho, Naby Keita; Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Takumi Minamino.

Coach: Jurgen Klopp.

Score Prediction

Nottingham Forest 0-3 Liverpool