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Liverpool to face West Brom in FA Cup 4th round

Liverpool’s reward for beating Everton in the FA Cup third round is a home tie against West Brom.

The Reds edged a Merseyside derby by a 2-1 scoreline last week to see off their local rivals and keep their own silverware hopes alive.

While the FA Cup might be lower down the list of priorities than finishing in the top four of the Premier League or Champions League progression, winning a trophy must also be high on Jurgen Klopp‘s wishlist.

And further progression in the cup could well be on the cards, after Liverpool were drawn to face the Baggies at Anfield.

The ties in the fourth round are to be played across the weekend of 27-28 January—just days before the Reds are due to face Huddersfield Town away in the Premier League.

The Reds have exited the FA Cup at the fourth round stage in both of the past two campaigns, so Klopp will be hoping to go somewhat further this time.

It was 2006 the last time Liverpool won the trophy, Steven Gerrard proving the inspiration against West Ham on that occasion.

Since then, the Reds have reached the final once, losing to Chelsea in 2012, and the semis on a further occasion, falling against Aston Villa in 2015.

The Reds have played the Baggies on 10 occasions in the FA Cup, but the two have not met in the competition since 1968, when West Brom progressed after two replays.


FA Cup 4th Round Draw

  • LIVERPOOL vs. West Bromwich Albion
  • Peterborough vs. Fleetwood Town or Leicester
  • Huddersfield vs. Birmingham City
  • Notts County vs. Wolves or Swansea
  • Yeovil Town vs. Manchester United
  • Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday vs. Stevenage or Reading
  • MK Dons vs. Coventry City
  • Millwall vs. Rochdale
  • Hull vs. Nottingham Forest
  • Sheffield United vs. Preston

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