Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, of the Netherlands, lifts the English League Cup after his team defeated Cardiff City at the final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, in London, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

Liverpool drawn to play Burton Albion in League Cup second round

Liverpool have been drawn against Burton Albion in the second round of the League Cup, with the tie set to take place between August 22 and 25Liverp.

The Reds will be looking to go one better in this season’s tournament, after falling to defeat to Manchester City in last term’s final in February.

Kicking off their campaign for League Cup glory in 2016/17, Liverpool will play Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

Due to ongoing redevelopment work at Anfield, the Reds were given special dispensation to ensure their second-round clash was an away tie.

Burton currently ply their trade in the Championship, and are managed by ex-Liverpool striker Nigel Clough, son of legendary Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

This will be the first time the two sides have met in history.

The Brewers sealed promotion to the English second tier by virtue of a second-placed finish in last season’s League One competition.

Liverpool entered in the second round of the League Cup having failed to qualify for European competition in 2016/17, but were seeded for Wednesday night’s draw.

Jurgen Klopp led his side to last season’s final, but fell to defeat to Manchester City, losing on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal play.

The Reds are the record League Cup winners, having secured the trophy on eight occasions, and will be looking to make it nine as they enter the 2016/17 tournament.

Clough spent three years with Liverpool between 1993 and 1996, having joined from Forest in a deal worth £2.75 million, but made just 44 appearances, scoring nine goals.

Liverpool’s trip to Staffordshire will be their third fixture of the season, after league clashes away to Arsenal (August 14) and Burnley (August 20).

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