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Liverpool to host Leeds in EFL Cup quarter-finals

Liverpool will host Leeds after knocking Spurs out at Anfield. Credit: Reuters

Liverpool will host Leeds in the EFL Cup quarter-finals when the two teams meet for the first time since a League Cup match in 2010.

West Ham's reward for dumping Chelsea out at the London Stadium is a trip to Old Trafford after Man United's narrow victory over Man City.

Newcastle will fancy their chances against Premier League strugglers Hull after thrashing Preston, while Arsenal face a tricky home tie against Southampton.

EFL Cup quarter-final draw:

  • Liverpool v Leeds
  • Man United v West Ham
  • Hull v Newcastle
  • Arsenal v Southampton

Klopp makes it clear Karius is Liverpool number one

Klopp has told Mignolet that he is no longer Liverpool's number one. Credit: PA

Simon Mignolet will return for Liverpool in the EFL Cup - but manager Jurgen Klopp has made it clear the Belgian goalkeeper is now second choice.

Mignolet has had three inconsistent seasons at Anfield and lost his place to new signing Loris Karius for the Reds' defeat of Derby in the third round of the competition last month.

At the time Klopp said he had no definite number one but, with Karius having now played five games in succession, his thoughts have changed.

Mignolet, however, remains a key figure in the squad and Klopp is keen to have him involved as Tottenham visit Anfield in the fourth round on Tuesday.

Mignolet is unhappy about playing second fiddle to Karius. Credit: Reuters

Klopp said: "If nothing happens in training then he will play, 100 per cent.

"But in this moment we have a number one and that's Loris Karius. That's the situation and what the goalkeepers know. I cannot leave them in doubt.

"There was a short period with the two or three games we (initially) gave Loris to see a little bit more of him, but after the last international break I spoke to both of them and we made this decision.

"Of course, he (Mignolet) was not happy about this but nobody can see this in training. He is still working hard, improving, (doing) all that he has to do. He is a very serious person and a good professional."

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