Liverpool’s defence of the League Cup will begin with a third-round clash against XXX later this year.
The 32-team draw was made on Wednesday evening, with Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham joining the 25 second-round winners in the next stage of the competition.
Liverpool were drawn against League One side Derby County, who beat West Brom to reach the third round.
It’s the first time the Reds will have played Derby since 2016.
When will the match be played?
Not for a while! All of the third-round matches are due to be played in the week commencing November 7.
Typically Liverpool’s first League Cup clash of the season falls in September, but this year’s scheduling comes as a result of the 2022 World Cup, with Liverpool’s Champions League group stage games taking place earlier than usual.
2022/23 League Cup schedule
Third round: W/C November 7
Fourth round: W/C December 19
Quarter-finals: W/C January 9
Semi-finals first-leg: W/C January 23
Semi finals second-leg: W/C January 30
Final: February 26