LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 24, 2023: Liverpool's captain Virgil van Dijk celebrates his side's third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool to play West Ham in League Cup quarter-final

Liverpool will meet West Ham in the last eight of the League Cup after the draw was confirmed following the Reds’ victory over Bournemouth.

The draw for the quarter-finals followed Liverpool’s victory at Bournemouth, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side winning 2-1 in what the manager called “brutal” conditions on the south coast.

The Reds were drawn at home to West Ham – they have already played each other this season, Liverpool won 3-1 at Anfield back in September.

When Liverpool last reached this stage of the competition, they went on to lift the trophy at Wembley – we’re all for good omens!


When will the match take place?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 27, 2023: Liverpool's Cody Gakpo celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The quarter-final ties will take place on either December 19 or December 20.

For Liverpool, this match will sit between the visit of both Man United (Dec 17) and Arsenal (Dec 23) in the Premier League – two huge games for Klopp’s men.

So far, the manager has used the competition to rotate his squad and it would not be a surprise to see him do so again when the tie comes around.

Under Klopp, Liverpool have reached this stage of the competition five times in nine seasons. As for the two-legged semi-final, the Reds have played three under his tutelage.


Full quarter-final draw

Everton vs. Fulham
Chelsea vs. Newcastle
Port Vale vs. Middlesbrough
LIVERPOOL vs. West Ham


2023/24 League Cup schedule

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: The Football League Cup trophy, with Carabao branding, on display before the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Quarter-finals: W/C December 18
Semi-finals first leg: W/C January 8
Semi-finals second leg: W/C January 21
Final: February 25, Sunday