Liverpool have been drawn against Southampton in the League Cup semi-finals, with the first leg to played at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Reds vanquished Championship side Leeds United in the quarter-finals, with goals coming from Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn, reaching the semi-finals of the tournament for a record 17th time.
If they are to set up their second League Cup final under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool will need to defeat the Saints over two legs, with their first test coming at St Mary’s.
Southampton beat Arsenal 2-0 in their quarter-final at the Emirates on Wednesday night, with Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand getting the goals.
Their last clash with Liverpool came on November 19, when the Reds drew 0-0 at St Mary’s in the Premier League.
The first leg will take place on January 10 or 11, before the deciding tie at Anfield on either January 24 or 25.
This will set up a final against either Manchester United or Hull City, who take each other on in the other semi-final.
Liverpool last played Southampton in the semi-finals of the League Cup in 1987, when they sealed a 3-0 aggregate victory, while the two sides met in the quarter-finals last season, with the Reds winning 6-1.
This set up a semi-final clash with Stoke City, which saw Jurgen Klopp‘s side advance to the final by virtue of a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw on aggregate.
Ultimately, Liverpool fell to defeat to Manchester City in last season’s final, providing further motivation to secure silverware this time around.
Southampton vs. LIVERPOOL
Manchester United vs. Hull City
First Leg: January 10/11
Second Leg: January 24/25