After prevailing against Mansfield Town Liverpool will face Oldham Athletic in Round 4 of this season’s FA Cup…
Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool side will travel to Oldham Athletic in Round 4 of the FA Cup after they overcame a spirited non-league Mansfield Town today.
The Reds rode their luck at times and eventually required a controversial Luis Suarez strike to add to a debut goal by Daniel Sturridge to overcome Mansfield 2-1.
League One outfit Oldham reached the next stage by defeating Nottingham Forest 2-3 on Saturday afternoon courtesy of goals from Robbie Simpson (2) and Jose Baxter.
The Latics have never reached an FA Cup final despite three semi-final appearances whereas the Reds have lifted the famous old trophy on seven occasions.
The last of Liverpool’s triumphs was under Rafael Benitez in 2006 although they were also runners-up in the competition last season under Kenny Dalglish, losing 2-1 to Chelsea in May’s final.
The two sides actually met last term during the Merseysiders’ march to Wembley with the hosts prevailing 5-1 in the third round.
Full FA Cup fourth round draw
Norwich City v Luton Town
Oldham Athletic v Liverpool
Macclesfield Town v Wigan Athletic or Bournemouth
Hull City or Leyton Orient v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Aldershot Town
Millwall v Aston Villa
Leeds United or Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City or Arsenal
Crystal Palace or Stoke City v Manchester City
West Ham United or Manchester United v Fulham or Blackpool
Southend United or Brentford v Chelsea
Reading v Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town v Leicester
QPR or West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday or MK Dons
Bolton or Sunderland v Cheltenham or Everton
Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
The fourth round will take place on or around the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013.
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