Latics face Premier League side Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening.
- Academy Preview: Liverpool v Wigan Athletic in the FA Youth Cup.
- Latics come off the back of a convincing 6-2 win against Hull City at KCOM Stadium in the last round.
- Wigan Athletic beat Accrington Stanley 4-2 at the weekend in the Youth Alliance.
LIVERPOOL V WIGAN ATHLETIC
FA YOUTH CUP FIFTH ROUND
Latics' Under 18s aim to continue their impressive run in the FA Youth Cup when they face Premier League side, Liverpool in the fifth round on Wednesday evening.
Wigan Athletic remain unbeaten in all competitions this season as leaders of the EFL Youth Alliance, as well as reaching the area final of the EFL Youth Alliance Cup and the final of the Lancashire FA Youth Cup.
Peter Murphy’s side come off the back of a 4-2 win over Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Despite falling behind in the game, Latics’ resilience saw them earn the bragging rights in a six-goal thriller at Christopher Park.
Goals from Kyle Joseph, MacKenzie O’Neill, Charlie Jolley and a first goal of the season for defender, Emeka Obi saw Latics complete the double over the visitors, after previously beating them 5-0 in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup back in October.
Latics will be full of confidence after their last outing in the FA Youth Cup, with goals from Joe Gelhardt (3), Charlie Jolley (2) and Divin Baningime making it a memorable night at the KCOM Stadium, knocking out Hull City.
Liverpool will be hoping to continue their good run of form after recording three victories from their last five games in all competitions.
A 1-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League, followed by wins over Portsmouth (3-2) and Accrington Stanley (4-0) in the third and fourth rounds of the FA Youth Cup have filled the Reds with confidence going into the game, as well as their most recent 1-1 draw against rivals, Manchester United on Saturday.
With twelve goals scored in their last three cup games in all competitions, Latics will be hoping to keep their impressive run of form going in attack, as well as their defence, conceding only two goals.