Norwich City to host Liverpool in Carabao Cup third round
Norwich City will host Premier League counterpart Liverpool at Carrow Road in the League Cup third round.
The tie is a repeat of the top-tier opening weekend of the season when the Reds pushed back City’s fiery first-half efforts to miss the deserved winners 3-0.
The third round matches are set to be played in the week of September 20, which for City is between a home clash with Watford and a trip to Everton in the Premier League.
Daniel Farke’s side qualified for the final 32 with a 6-0 loss to Championship side Bournemouth at Carrow Road on Tuesday night, with summer rookies Josh Sargent and Christos Tzolis scoring twice.
The draw came tonight after Arsenal’s 6-0 win at West Brom, with former Premier League strikers Kevin Phillips and Kevin Campbell doing the paperwork.
Norwich have only played for Liverpool twice in the League Cup before, losing both games. The Reds won a quarter-final 3-1 at Carrow Road in 1979-80 and 2-0 at Anfield in the fourth round in 1982-83.
Liverpool have won the League Cup eight times, most recently in 2012. They have only passed the fourth round once since Jurgen Klopp took the lead in 2015, losing 2-0 to Chelsea in the fifth round in 2020.
The Canaries haven’t had much joy against the Merseyside giants in the past 25 years, having only drawn two draws in the last 15 meetings, since Jeremy Goss scored the only goal in a win 1-0 in the first division at Anfield in April 1994.
Carrow Road’s last victory against the Reds dates back to the previous season, when a David Phillips penalty made the difference in May 1993, as Norwich was on track to finish third and above Liverpool in the Premier League standings. League.
City reached the fourth round in the first two campaigns of Farke’s reign, but fell over the first hurdle of the last two, losing to Crawley in 2019 and Luton last season.
The only Premier League clubs to have been eliminated so far have come from all top matches, with Crystal Palace beaten 1-0 at Watford on Tuesday and Burnley winning on penalties at Newcastle tonight.
NCFC EXTRA: Tzolis’ stunning Norwich City debut preview