EFL Cup – Next Stop Liverpool

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By Ian Waterhouse

Leeds United’s prize for over-coming Norwich City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night is a trip to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

The Yorkshire outfit twice came from behind thanks to Antonsson’s 43rd minute strike and Chris Wood’s extra time equaliser in the 109th minute to send the tie to penalties.

Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri was in fine form as he saved three penalties to become the first ever Leeds player to achieve the feat in a shootout.

Ronaldo Vieira converted the winner to send Leeds through to the Quarter Finals 3-2 on penalties although Whites head coach admitted after the game that he could not bear to watch the shootout, telling BBC Radio Leeds;

“I didn’t watch the penalties. I didn’t watch them as a player either. The boys practise penalties regularly and the five that went up were the ones who looked the most confident. We have great trust in these players.”

Liverpool await next after defeating Spurs 2-1 at Anfield thanks to a brace from Daniel Sturridge.

The Quarter final matches are all due to be played on Tuesday 29th November.

EFL Cup Quarter Final Draw

Arsenal v Southampton

Hull v Newcastle

Liverpool v Leeds

Man Utd v West Ham

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