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Bristol City draw Liverpool in FA Cup 4th round

Liverpool will run out at Ashton Gate at the end of January if the Robins overcome Shrewsbury. Credit: Bristol City/Liverpool

Bristol City and their supporters have been handed a mouthwatering and money-spinning tie against European champions and Premier League leaders Liverpool in the FA Cup 4th round.

The two clubs were the last to be drawn out of the bag on Monday night but will only face each other if Bristol City manage to overcome Shrewsbury in a 3rd round replay next Tuesday (January 14).

As a consequence, the club's response to the draw has been somewhat restrained.

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By contrast, City supporters flooded social media sites with excited reaction to the tie which is scheduled to be played on Saturday January 25 at 15:00.

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This is not the first time that the two clubs have met in the world's oldest cup competition.

In 1994 Bristol City famously knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup thanks to Brian Tinnion's goal at Anfield in a 3rd round replay.

The first meeting at Ashton Gate, which ended in a 1-1 draw, had to be abandoned and rearranged because of floodlight failure.

The two clubs' track records in the FA Cup could not be more different, however.

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The number of times Liverpool have lifted the FA Cup.
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Bristol City reached the FA Cup final in 1909, when they lost 1-0 to Manchester Utd.

But recent cup history will give Bristol City heart, despite the obvious historical and existing gulf between the two sides.

In December 2017, Lee Johnson's team stunned League Cup holders Manchester United with an injury-time winner at Ashton Gate and advanced to the semi-finals.

Bristol City players and supporters celebrate Korey Smith's late goal in shock 2-1 win against Manchester Utd Credit: PA

You can find the full list of 4th round fixtures here.