Liverpool’s potential opponents in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup have been revealed following their 5-2 win over EFL Championship side Norwich City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The draw was postponed due to crowd trouble during the West Bromwich Albion’s match against Wolves.
Play was suspended after 82 minutes, triggered by an incident in the Birmingham Road End Stand, opposite where the visiting Wolves fans were situated, along with a ‘flashpoint’ in the Smethwick Road End.
At that moment, Wolves were leading their Midlands rivals 2-0, courtesy of goals from Pedro Neto and Matheus Cunha.
This encounter marked the first meeting between the two sides in three years following West Brom’s relegation to the Championship.
The Reds are currently in contention for four trophies this season, and the victory over the Canaries has kept Jurgen Klopp on track for another piece of silverware in what is set to be his final season at the helm.
The last game between the two teams happened in the FA Cup, with Liverpool securing a 2-1 victory at Anfield during the fifth round in March 2022.
Norwich have struggled in this fixture, not securing a win since 1994 and losing 16 of the 18 meetings since then.
The goals from Curtis Jones and Darwin Nunez, flanking Ben Gibson’s equalizer, secured a 2-1 lead for the hosts at halftime.
In the second half, Diogo Jota and Virgil Van Dijk extended the advantage before Borja Sainz pulled one back for Norwich. Despite Norwich’s efforts, Liverpool sealed the victory with a late goal from Gravenberch in stoppage time.
Liverpool have, however, secured a spot in the Carabao Cup final, setting the stage for a potential repeat of the domestic cup double they accomplished in 2022.
Currently leading the Premier League table and advancing in the UEFA Europa League, their on-field performance is commendable.
However, the recent revelation of Klopp’s decision to end his managerial tenure has sent shockwaves through the club and its supporters.
The German has helped inspire Liverpool to win the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, Super Cup, FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup, showcasing his inspiring influence on the club so far.
Liverpool will face Watford or Southampton at Anfield. The fifth round is set to be played during the week commencing Monday, February 26.
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