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Both sides enter the contest having marched to convincing wins in their respective EFL Cup showdowns, with Thomas Frank’s side putting seven past Oldham Athletic while the Reds eased to a 3-0 win over Norwich City.

Meanwhile, the Eagles travel to Merseyside aiming to keep the momentum going from their hugely impressive 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

The Egypt international reached the landmark in his 162nd top-flight match, making him the fifth-fastest man to reach his century.

The Whites are currently 17th in the table with two points from their three matches, while Liverpool have made a strong start, collecting seven points from their opening three fixtures to occupy fifth position.

He follows a succession of team-mates in tying their futures to the club, with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson all signing long-term deals this summer, as the club focuses on renewals rather than transfers.

The Canaries amassed 97 points en route to the second-tier title last term, while Liverpool managed to end a topsy-turvy Premier League campaign in third position.

The former Southampton man has played pivotal roles in Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League triumphs since arriving in January 2018 and boasts 13 goals from 130 appearances under Jurgen Klopp.

The influential midfielder is the latest big name on Merseyside to commit his long-term future to the club, as the Reds step up their mission to secure their top senior players on fresh terms.