West Ham are looking to reach the League Cup semi-final for the first time since 2013-14, going out at this stage of the competition three times since then.
Despite their poor record against Liverpool in recent seasons, the last time they reached the quarter-finals it was by virtue of beating a similarly tough opponent.
West Ham shocked Manchester City, albeit on home turf, on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the fourth round of the 2021-22 Carabao Cup. At the time, it snapped City’s streak of four straight titles in the competition, handing them their first loss in the League Cup since 2016!
Though not quite as dominant, Liverpool have been similarly impressive in cup competitions in recent years, winning an FA Cup-Carabao Cup double in 2022.