Liverpool and Fulham will want to take out another opponent in the opening round of their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, after both teams triumphed in their most recent FA Cup third-round matches.
After defeating Arsenal 2-0 in the FA Cup, the Reds will host the Cottagers at Anfield. Meanwhile, Marco Silva’s team defeated Rotherham United 1-0 to advance to the fourth round.
Liverpool was the most recent team to profit from the Gunners’ concerning wastefulness on Sunday evening, as they defeated West Ham United 2-0 despite facing nearly 90 minutes of pressure at the Emirates. Jurgen Klopp’s team advanced to the round four against all odds.
Liverpool could have easily been behind two or three goals at halftime with Virgil van Dijk out sick and Mohamed Salah gearing up to compete for Africa Cup of Nations glory. However, as Arsenal repeatedly attempted and failed to find a way past Alisson Becker’s net, the Reds mercilessly punished their hosts with an own goal from Jakub Kiwior and an injury-time strike from Luis Diaz.