Match preview: U18s host Middlesbrough in PL Cup

Liverpool U18s are back on home turf on Saturday as they face Middlesbrough in their first Premier League Cup outing of the season.

Steven Gerrard’s side have been drawn alongside Boro, West Ham United and Sunderland in this year's tournament, and will need to top Group D to ensure a place in the quarter-finals.

The two best second-placed teams in the six groups will also claim a last-eight berth.

Read on for all the details you’ll need about the U18s’ next fixture.

Where is the game being played? The match is at the Kirkby Academy with kick-off set for 12.30pm BST.

How can I watch the game? Extended highlights will be available on LFCTV GO on Monday. Click here for details on how to sign up.

Last season head-to-head: The young Reds lost their last away game againt Middlesbrough, Rhian Brewster netting in a 2-1 defeat.

However, they exacted revenge in December's return fixture, with Brewster scoring twice in a 2-1 victory.

Classic encounter: August 22, 2015. Middlesbrough were reigning U18s Premier League champions and showed their quality by running up a 3-0 lead at Kirkby. However, Toni Gomes had other ideas and netted a fantastic hat-trick to level the scores.

Yan Dhanda then grabbed a superb late winner as the young Reds recorded a memorable 4-3 victory. Watch highlights of that game below.