Juergen Klopp. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/MARC ATKINS
Juergen Klopp. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/MARC ATKINS

Manchester United will host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the two archrivals were drawn together on Monday, with the game set to be played a week after their Premier League summit clash.

The two sides, who are both top of the Premier League table and go head-to-head in the league on Sunday, meet in the cup for the first time since Dirk Kuyt scored a late winner as Liverpool beat United 2-1 in January 2012.

United have not beaten Liverpool since March 2018, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yet to taste victory against the Anfield side in four attempts as manager, once as Cardiff City boss.

Holders Arsenal will be on the road and play either Southampton or Shrewsbury Town, with the third round tie yet to be decided after the game was called off when Shrewsbury reported Covid-19 cases in their squad.

The Football Association said there will be a meeting of its Professional Game Board this week to decide on the fate of the fixture. Though a rising number of Covid-19 infections — 36 in the last round of tests in the Premier League alone — has forced many to call for a break in the season, there is no let-up as authorities look to complete all fixtures by May.

Manchester City travel to fourth-tier side Cheltenham Town while Tottenham Hotspur, who beat eighth tier Marine, travel to second-tier Wycombe Wanderers. Chelsea host Championship side Luton Town while Sheffield United, who recorded their first win of the season at Bristol Rovers in the third round, host Plymouth Argyle.

Fulham take on Burnley in an all-Premier League match-up while League Two side Crawley Town, who upset Leeds United, are away at Bournemouth.


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