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Liverpool Face Tottenham in EFL Cup Fourth Round

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A stern test for the Reds as they welcome Spurs to Anfield.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

After traveling to face - and dismantling - Championship opposition twice in the competition so far, Liverpool are handed their first top-level matchup in the EFL Cup fourth round; fellow Premier League side and current Champions League competitor Tottenham Hotspur.

The two sides have faced each other already this season, playing out a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane in a match in which the Reds had a slight advantage on balance of play.

The Spurs have started the season well, notching three wins and two draws from their five games so far, conceding only two goals in the process, but have also had a fairly soft start, facing the current bottom two teams in the league. Their dropped points have come in the two games against Merseyside opposition, drawing 1-1 against both Liverpool and Everton. With Harry Kane starting to heat up and midfield controller par excellence Moussa Dembélé coming back from suspension though, they are only expected to improve from here.

The London club arrive in the fourth round having thoroughly demolished League One side Gillingham on Wednesday night. The two teams have won the competition on twelve occasions combined, with Spurs most recently going all the way in 2008, and Liverpool lifting the trophy in 2012.

Other matchups in the final sixteen include a Manchester derby between City and United at Old Trafford, and a London derby featuring West Ham and Chelsea.

The round will be played on Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of October.