All you need to know about Liverpool's FA Cup fourth round opponents

Liverpool were handed a favourable FA Cup fourth round draw on Monday night, the Reds set to face either Norwich City or Bristol Rovers at Anfield. 

The Reds made it into the fourth round on Sunday afternoon, beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp's side came out victorious in north London courtesy of a Jakub Kiwior own goal and a late Luis Diaz strike, a result that ensured the Reds are still active in all four competitions they entered this season.

After a difficult third round affair, Liverpool have been rewarded with one of the more simplistic FA Cup ties, especially given Chelsea host Aston Villa and Manchester City travel to Tottenham elsewhere.

Liverpool will learn their fourth round opponents on 16 January when Norwich and Bristol Rovers meet in a replay. The two sides drew 1-1 last Saturday at Carrow Road.

While the Reds will be strong favourites no matter which club they face, here is the lowdown on both of Liverpool's potential fourth round opponents.

NORWICH CITY

Liverpool and Norwich do have recent history with one another, the Canaries regularly yo-yoing between the Championship and the Premier League.

The East Anglian outfit currently find themselves in the second division, most recently facing Liverpool in the 2021/22 FA Cup - a game the Reds won 2-1.

Liverpool do have a very impressive recent record against Norwich, unbeaten in their last 18 against them, as well as having won their last seven on the bounce.

Even without Luis Suarez to torment the Canaries, Liverpool have enjoyed themselves in meetings with Norwich.

The Championship side are currently managed by an old friend of Klopp in David Wagner, although pressure is building on the former Huddersfield Town boss.

Norwich sit 13th in the league table and their supporters voiced their frustrations during Saturday's underwhelming 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers.

Wagner's men will be favourites for the replay despite their poor recent run of form, but there is no guarantee that they will set up a tie with Liverpool.

BRISTOL ROVERS

The Pirates haven't been in particularly sparkling form in League One either, currently sat tenth and some way off the play-off spots.

Matt Taylor was recently announced the club's new manager, appointed at the beginning of December 2023. Since his arrival, results have picked up for Rovers, who have won four of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Of course, Jarell Quansah knows Bristol Rovers intimately having spent the second half of last season on loan at Memorial Stadium.

Liverpool haven't met Rovers too often in years gone by, the two sides facing off on just 18 occasions.

The first meeting dates all the way back to 1954, a game Rovers won 3-0. However, Liverpool have won 11 clashes with the Pirates, drawing twice and losing five times.

The two clubs haven't clashed in over 30 years, last doing so in the FA Cup in 1992. Rovers held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, with the Reds securing a 2-1 win at Anfield in the replay.

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