Welcome to our live blog of the Carabao Cup semi-final draw.
Liverpool will aim to complete the final line-up for the last four by defeating West Ham United this evening. The game at Anfield will decide the fourth and final team to be added to the draw, following Tuesday night’s quarter-final ties.
Fulham advanced to the semi-finals courtesy of a penalty shoot-out victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Similarly, Chelsea scored a late equaliser and required penalties to eliminate Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
There was also an all-EFL clash as Middlesbrough earned a 3-0 win at League One club Port Vale. The three Premier League teams will view Michael Carrick’s Championship side as their easiest path to a Wembley final.
The draw for the semi-finals takes place after Liverpool’s tie with West Ham. It is expected to begin at around 10pm. The first legs of the semi-final games will take place in the week commencing January 8, with the return fixtures being held on the week commencing January 22.
West Ham United team news
James Ward-Prowse, Lucas Paqueta, Danny Ings Kurt Zouma have all been left on the bench for West Ham’s visit to Anfield this afternoon.
Mohammed Kudus has been named on the bench.
Liverpool vs West Ham United team news
Liverpool starting XI vs West Ham: Kelleher; Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Endo, Jones; Elliott, Nunez, Gakpo.
Subs: Adrian, Konate, Diaz, Salah, Clark, Gordon, McConnell, Alexander-Arnold, Bradley.
How the two sides have fared at Anfield already this season
Liverpool have already beaten West Ham United at Anfield this season, with a 3-1 victory over the Hammers in the Premier League back in September.
On that afternoon, goals from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota secured the win for the Reds despite Jarrod Bowen equalising for the Hammers before half-time.
How to watch Liverpool vs West Ham United
Liverpool’s Carabao Cup quarter-final will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event this evening, with kick-off at Anfield commencing at 8pm.
You can follow all of the action in our LIVE match blog, here.
Hello and welcome to our live blog for the Carabao Cup semi-final draw.
Tonight’s game between Liverpool and West Ham United will decide the final club to be added into the pot.
Olivia Martin is a dedicated sports journalist based in the UK. With a passion for various athletic disciplines, she covers everything from major league championships to local sports events, delivering up-to-the-minute updates and in-depth analysis.