Liverpool, after defeating Derby County in the third round of the EFL Cup, will play Tottenham in the fourth round in the week of the 24th of October.
Spurs beat Gillingham 5-0 yesterday and were pulled out of the hat alongside Liverpool and will, therefore, play them in the fourth round of the tournament.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Spurs hasn’t won a game against Liverpool since 2012 and Jurgen Klopp will be looking to keep this trend going, especially after the German expressed his desire to win the tournament in its entirety.
Speaking after his side’s dominant display over Derby County, Klopp said, “This is a very important tournament for us, for the players, and we have to show it from the first second. Let’s go for it.”
Last season, when the tournament was called the Capital One Cup, Liverpool made it to the final where Manchester City beat them on penalties. Klopp showed, even in the early months of his Liverpool career, that domestic cup competitions aren’t merely for squad rotation but a chance to secure silverware and this was almost the case.
Tottenham will be Liverpool’s opponent for the fourth round, but Michel Vorm, Spurs’ goalkeeper, wishes that they had drawn Arsenal. I can’t help but empathise. A North London derby is special at the best of times, but in a cup competition that could create a real cracker of a game.
I would’ve loved for Liverpool to have played Everton, but they lost 2-0 to Norwich City. That’s something Liverpool would do, to be honest.
I’ll have to be content with last season’s third-best team in the world as an opponent. The game should be a cracker as the last three fixtures between Liverpool and Spurs have proved to be; the last three fixtures between the two have ended in draws. Equals.
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