A view of the EFL Cup, pictured at Wembley Stadium

Premier League giants await – Who Liverpool can draw in League Cup 3rd Round

Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Burton Albion could see them drawn against the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Spurs in the League Cup third round.

Strikes from Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino, a Lee Naylor own goal and a brace from Daniel Sturridge secured a comfortable victory for the Reds on Tuesday night.

After their first clash of this season’s League Cup, Liverpool now advance to the third-round draw, to be held at around 10pm on Wednesday night.

This round will see those sides competing in the Champions League and Europa League enter, meaning Liverpool could face a tough tie against any of Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham United.

Further Premier League sides that they could take on are Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Everton, Hull City, Swansea City, and Stoke City.

West Bromwich Albion and Watford won’t feature, however, having lost to Northampton Town and Gillingham on Tuesday night respectively.

Reading, Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City, Derby County, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Brighton & Hove Albion, Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be among those included from the Championship.

Newcastle United and Norwich City are also in the hat, and would represent familiar opposition having suffered relegation from the Premier League in May.

Wednesday night will seal the final four sides included in the third-round draw, with Burnley, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Bournemouth all in with a chance of securing progress.

Sean Dyche’s Clarets will take on Accrington Stanley, newly promoted Boro face off against Fulham, Bournemouth travel to Morecambe and David Moyes’ Black Cats host Shrewsbury Town.

Liverpool can expect a true test of their credentials whoever they draw, but can take heart from their excellent display in Burton.

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