FA Cup 4th round draw details: When is it and who can Liverpool face?

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Liverpool are into the draw for the FA Cup fourth round, with potential clashes with clubs from lower down the English football pyramid awaiting Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

The Reds booked their place in the fourth round with a 4-1 victory over an Aston Villa side comprised of players from their academy due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the first team.

Sadio Mane scored twice while Gini Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah also found the back of the net in a game Liverpool were expected to dominate, but were given a first-half scare through Louie Barry’s equaliser.

The FA Cup is, it is safe to say, far down Klopp’s list of priorities, but the fourth round provides an opportunity for the club’s youngsters to impress on the senior stage.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the FA Cup fourth round draw.

 

When is it?

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup will be held on Monday, January 11, starting from 7.10pm (GMT).

Due to the busy schedule throughout 2020/21, the fifth-round draw will also be made immediately after.

 

How can we watch?

BBC Two and BT Sport 1 will broadcast the FA Cup fourth and fifth-round draws back-to-back.

 

Who can Liverpool draw?

Liverpool's Diogo Jota celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

There are no restrictions on who Liverpool can draw from those who have reached the fourth round, nor any stipulations for home or away ties.

The following clubs are in the hat for the fourth round, along with their ball numbers:

1 Plymouth
2 Southampton or Shrewsbury (postponed; result TBC)
3 Chorley
4 Tottenham
5 Wolves
6 Stockport or West Ham (to be played Monday 8pm)
7 Bournemouth
8 Man United
9 Swansea
10 Everton
11 Nottingham Forest
12 Arsenal
13 Barnsley
14 Sheffield United
15 Millwall
16 Doncaster
17 Leicester
18 Wycombe
19 Crawley
20 Burnley
21 Bristol City
22 Fulham
23 Liverpool
24 Brentford
25 Man City
26 Luton
27 Chelsea
28 Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich
30 Blackpool
31 Brighton
32 Cheltenham

 

When will the ties be played?

The fourth-round ties will be played over the weekend of January 23/24.

 

How have Liverpool fared in the fourth round in recent years?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 4, 2020: Liverpool's Adam Lewis (L) and Pedro Chirivella (R) celebrate with Under-23 manager Neil Critchley (C) after the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match between Liverpool FC and Shrewsbury Town at Anfield. Liverpool won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Last season was the first time Liverpool have progressed beyond the fourth round since Klopp took over in 2015, with the Reds needing a replay to beat League One side Shrewsbury.

After a 2-2 draw at New Meadow, Neil Critchley led a young side out at Anfield due to the first team’s winter break, with Neco Williams‘ cross diverted in for a Ro-Shaun Williams own goal and a 1-0 victory.

Previously, Liverpool had lost to West Ham, Wolves and West Brom in the fourth round, after having reached the semi-finals in Brendan Rodgers’ last season in charge.

Liverpool have used 63 different players in the FA Cup since Klopp’s appointment, with Divock Origi (nine appearances) the most-used while Roberto Firmino (eight), James Milner (seven), Joe Gomez and Kevin Stewart (both six) round off the top five.

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