Over the weekend, Liverpool learned that they would be welcoming Leicester City to Anfield in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. Now, the kickoff of the match has been set, with the two sides to face off on December 22nd.
For both sides, it will be the final match before Christmas, and one of three Wednesday kickoffs as England’s second cup competition closes on its semi-final and final stages early the new year giving the involved sides a first chance at silverware.
The first match of the quarter-final round will be played on Tuesday between Arsenal and Sunderland, the one remaining lower-league side in the competition, before Brentford host Chelsea and Tottenham host West Ham on Wednesday.
After briefly switching to a single-leg semi-final last season, the winners of the quarter-finals will again play a two-legged affair this time around, with the first leg set for the week of January 3rd and the second the week of January 10th.
The final is then set for February 27th at Wembley Stadium, also a return to normal for the competition after the final was delayed until April last season in order to allow fan attendance as coronavirus restrictions were relaxed.