Friday night saw Liverpool progress to the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup, with Jurgen Klopp’s men beating a youthful Aston Villa side 4-1 on the night, with the draw for the next round taking place last night.
The draw was conducted by former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch, who drew Liverpool up against arch-rivals Manchester United with the game to take place just one week after the club’s Premier League clash against the Red Devils on the 17th January.
It is incredible for Liverpool to be drawn against United to play them just a week after playing one another in the Premier League and certainly leads to speculation over the draw with Manchester City again getting an easy draw with a trip to League 2 Cheltenham Town.
There is no doubt it will be a great game and will be one that both clubs will want to win, meaning we could see an actual attempt at an FA Cup run from Jurgen Klopp, with the German not coming across as a fan of the cup competition due to the addition of games and impact it already has on a busy Premier League and Champions League schedule.
Can Liverpool beat Manchester United?
Klopp has never taken Liverpool passed the fourth round of the competition since managing the club and will have the opportunity to do so against United. Whether we actually see a cup run from the club this season alongside our other competitions remains to be unknown but the first hurdle will be beating United and hopefully for the second game on the bounce if we can overcome the Red Devils on the 17th.
Recent news also revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting a trio of United’s most important players returning from injury for the Premier League clash, meaning they will also be available for the FA Cup tie too.
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