Liverpool play host to Swansea City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Reds have had a very poor start to the 2014-15 campaign considering their superb form in the Premier League last season.
Last season, the Merseyside club were in third place with 20 points after their opening nine Premier League fixtures, just two points behind leaders Arsenal.
But this season Liverpool are in seventh place with only 14 points from nine fixtures, nine points behind leaders Chelsea.
Considering the number of players they signed this season, Liverpool should doing well this season. But the Reds, just like Tottenham Hotspur, who tried to replace Gareth Bale with a number of small signings last season, seem to be learning the hard way that a world class player like Luis Suarez cannot be replaced by several small signings.
However, despite their woes in the Premier League and Champions League, Liverpool will be at least hoping to do well in the Capital One Cup, the competition they last won in 2011/12.
Liverpool were not convincing in their first Capital One Cup fixture against Middlesbrough as they just managed to edge past the Championship side following a historic 14-13 penalty shootout, after a 2-2 draw in normal time.
Despite admitting that Swansea City will prove to be a tough opponent, Reds assistant manager Colin Pascoe insists that his side will be looking to record a win and book their place in the next round of the competition.
"They are a good side and will be hard opposition. They are playing very well - they had a great result against Leicester in the Premier League and I'm sure they'll come here strong and wanting to win," Pascoe told the club's official website on Monday.
"Every cup and league game at Liverpool you want to win. It will be a tough game against Swansea tomorrow night but we want to get through."
Meanwhile, Swansea will be looking to continue their good form in the Capital One Cup following their convincing 3-0 win over Everton in the last round.
The Swans started off very well under new boss Gary Monk this season, recording successive wins over Manchester United (2-1), Burnley (1-0) and West Bromwich Albion (3-0) in their opening three Premier League fixtures.
However, after August their form began to dip and the Swans failed to register a single win in their next five Premier League fixtures against Chelsea (2-4), Southampton (0-1), Sunderland (0-0), Newcastle United (2-2) and Stoke City (1-2).
Finally the Welsh side were able to end their winless streak and record a 2-0 win over Leicester City in their last Premier League game.
Now Monk, who feels that his side have "nothing to lose", insists that his side will be looking to do well against Liverpool despite them being the underdogs.
"We go up there with nothing to lose. Liverpool will obviously be favourites but hopefully we can put a performance on that will make everyone proud," Monk told the club's official website.
Where to Watch Live
The game is set for an 8.00 pm GMT (1.30 am IST, 4.00 pm ET) start with worldwide coverage on LFCTV GO.
Unfortunately there is no live coverage of the match in the UK, but viewers can listen to the live match commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Extra.
Viewers in the US can watch the Capital One Cup game on beIN Sports USA, with an option to live stream on Bein Sports Connect Online. Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can also catch the action via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on Supersport online.