Liverpool vs. Everton FA Cup tie date confirmed

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Liverpool will host Everton in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, 5 January 2020, it has been confirmed.

The two sides were pitted against each other in Monday’s draw, and will face each other in the third round for the second time in three years.

BBC will be showing the game live in the UK, with a kick-off time of 4:01 pm.

It will be the second meeting between the Merseyside rivals this season, with Liverpool having routed their neighbours 5-2 in the Premier League this week.

All third-round matches are kicking off one minute later this year to raise awareness around mental health.

The match will arrive after a very busy period of 12 games in 36 days, including the Club World Cup in Qatar.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side host Sheffield United on Thursday, January 2, then travel to London to face Tottenham on Saturday, January 11.

Therefore, you can expect a heavily rotated side, as is the norm for Liverpool in domestic cup competitions.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Liverpool's Neco Williams celebrates after setting-up the fifth goal in injury time to seal a 505 draw and send the game to a penalty shoot out during the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 5-5 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It should provide an opportunity for the likes of Rhian Brewster and Caoimhin Kelleher, with progress to the next round influencing whether they are allowed out on loan in January.

The Reds exited the competition at the third round last season with a 2-1 defeat away to Wolves.

The season before that saw a fourth-round exit to West Brom, which is the furthest Liverpool have ever got in the competition under Klopp.

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