Derby County’s Under-23s will be looking to start 2022 in the same manner that they concluded 2021 in Premier League 2 - Division 1 when they host Liverpool on Monday night.
The Under-23s will face the Reds at Loughborough University Stadium (7pm kick-off) and dcfc.co.uk has brought together all the key information you will need to know ahead of the game.
Pat Lyons will be hoping to have a strong squad to call upon after over five weeks since their last Premier League 2 - Division 1 match.
First-team quintet Louie Sibley, Jack Stretton, Kornell McDonald, Dylan Williams and Louie Watson stepped into the Under-23s late last year in order to get match minutes and impressed with their performances.
Jordan Brown and winger Tyree Wilson (knee) were sidelined going into the Christmas break and are edging closer to returning to action, while defender Harrison Solomon is back fit again after a spell out with a knee issue.
Pre-Match Views - Coaching Staff...
Senior Professional Development Phase Coach Pat Lyons spoke to RamsTV ahead of the clash with the Reds - with the full video available below.
Pre-Match Views - Players' Perspective...
Defender Eiran Cashin also spoke to RamsTV ahead of Monday's game - with his pre-match views available to watch in the below video.
The Season So Far...
Derby's Under-23s have played 13 games so far this term in Premier League 2 - Division 1 and have registered four wins, one draw and eight defeats.
Pat Lyons' side ended 2021 with a six match unbeaten run, which included three wins and a draw in the league to lift them out of the relegation zone and into 12th place.
Their last league outing was a 3-1 home win over Chelsea on Friday 3rd December 2021.
In the Premier League Cup, the Rams are top of Group C after four matches with ten points to their name and they have already reached the knockout stages of the competition.
Liverpool's Under-23s are two points and two places above Derby in the league table and were 3-1 winners over the Rams when the sides met at their Academy back in October, which was the last time Pat Lyons' side tasted defeat.
A win for Derby would take them above the Reds and with a game in hand, after their trip to Leicester City earlier in the campaign was postponed.
RamsTV will be streaming the game live for supporters to watch online.
In a change to the previous offering to supporters, this is available to Derby County Membership Holders and RamsTV subscribers.
Membership Holders will be sent a code to redeem to watch this season’s matches, while RamsTV subscribers simply need to log-in to their account.
Derby County’s Under-23s will continue to play most of their home fixtures for the 2021/22 season at Loughborough University.
Supporters will once again be able to attend the matches and tickets can be purchased in advance of each fixture from the Loughborough Sport website.
Advanced purchases are advised, and all tickets will be for the terracing areas of Loughborough University Stadium.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Season Ticket Holders: FREE (all Season Ticket Holders have been emailed a 2021/22 'proof of purchase' to show on arrival)
Advance Purchases: Adult £3.50, Concessions £1.50 (these include online booking fees)
Matchday Purchases: Adult £5, Concessions £2.50
* The doors will open for each match from 30 minutes before kick-off.
Stadium Address: Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough, LE11 3TL.
Tickets for all of Derby County Under-23s’ fixtures at Loughborough University Stadium can be purchased here: loughboroughsport.ticketline.co.uk/derby-county-fc-u23.