EFL Cup draw: Liverpool and Manchester United to play Southampton and Hull City

Ben Woodburn scores against Leeds United to become Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer.
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Liverpool and Manchester United have avoided each other in the draw for the English Football League Cup.

In their quarter final, Liverpool comfortably beat Leeds United 2-0 thanks to well taken goals from Divock Origi and 17-year-old Ben Woodburn, who is now the youngest player to score for Liverpool in a competitive first team fixture.

Elsewhere, Hull City beat Newcastle United on penalties while Arsenal slumped to 2-0 loss against Southampton. In the last game of the round, Manchester United rose to the occassion and beat West Ham United 4-1.

According to the Telegraph, Southampton and Liverpool will meet in the league cup for the second season running and it means that there is an easier path to the final for both Liverpool and Manchester United as the Red Devils face Hull City in their two-legged tie in the last four.

A cup final between Liverpool and Manchester United seems very likely and games like these in the past have been hugely exciting. That being said, Southampton and Hull City are both very capable of causing an upset so Liverpool and United will need to perform to make it to Wembley.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


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