Jurgen Klopp will continue his bid for his first trophy as Liverpool manager at St Mary’s Stadium after they were drawn against Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp claimed his first win as Liverpool boss by beating AFC Bournemouth 1-0 in the fourth round on Wednesday.
But the Merseyside club will have to come through a tricky away tie with a Southampton side currently level on points with Liverpool in the Premier League in order to reach the last four of a competition they have won eight times.
Liverpool’s trip to the south coast is the only all-Premier League tie of the quarter-finals.
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, the last team from outside the top tier to win the League Cup, have been rewarded for dumping out Arsenal 3-0 with a visit to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City, who knocked out holders Chelsea on penalties.
Middlesbrough were another team to triumph on penalties in the fourth round as the Teesside club defeated Manchester United in a shootout. The 2004 winners will now welcome Premier League opposition to the Riverside Stadium in the form of Everton.
Roberto Martinez’s men will be hoping for progress in more straightforward fashion after seeing off Norwich City in a shootout, while Championship side Hull City have been handed a daunting away game with favourites Manchester City after edging past Leicester City, also on spot-kicks.
The ties will be played during the week commencing November 30.
Draw in full:
Middlesbrough v Everton
Southampton v Liverpool
Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City v Hull City