Carlisle United hoping to be inspired by taking Liverpool to penalties in the Capital One Cup
It was a famous night in the history of Carlisle United, with the League Two team doing themselves proud by drawing 1-1 with Liverpool and taking the game into extra-time and penalties.
Unfortunately, the Blues were beaten on spot kicks although Keith Curle will hope that his side can draw inspiration from a combative performance at Anfield for the rest of the season, starting with the visit of Newport County on Saturday.
Carlisle are a best price 23/20 with William Hill to claim victory, with Curle unlikely to put his charges through their paces too much after 120 exhausting minutes against Premier League opposition.
The Cumbrians will want to make sure they don’t suffer a cup hangover against a team propping up the League Two table at the moment, with United having an opportunity to climb into the play-off places should they win.
Newport have lost three and drawn one of their away matches to date, with the Welsh side having failed to score on the road and a Carlisle win to nil can be backed at 3/1 with bet365 which could be worth a pound or two.
On the flip side, both teams have scored in every Blues match to date and BetVictor go 4/6 that this happens again, with a 3-2 win in favour of Carlisle on offer at 25/1 with the same firm.
Jabo Ibehre was surprisingly left on the bench for the visit to Anfield and the striker was then omitted from the list of penalty takers, although Paddy Power go 9/2 that he breaks the deadlock in this game.
Carlisle are 5/2 with Coral to be leading at half-time and full-time against a Newport side that have been struggling since Justin Edinburgh left for Gillingham.