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FA Cup draw: Klopp takes on rival Allardyce as Liverpool host Everton

Holders Arsenal's first challenge is away trip to second tier Nottingham Forest and Manchester City face Burnley

Jurgen Klopp has wished Sam Allardyce well despite disparaging remarks on the former from the latter. Dan Istitene / Getty Images
Jurgen Klopp has wished Sam Allardyce well despite disparaging remarks on the former from the latter. Dan Istitene / Getty Images

Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Liverpool - who beat Everton in the 2012 semi-final, their last FA Cup meeting - also host their struggling neighbours in the Premier League next Sunday.

Everton have had a torrid time in the Premier League so far this season and failed to progress to the knockout stages in the Europa League, although they have the survival specialist Sam Allardyce now installed as manager.

Adding extra spice is a tense relationship between Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Allardyce, with the latter making disparaging remarks about the German in the past.

Klopp, though, offered an olive branch last week, wishing Allardyce - who has brought in former Liverpool midfielder and coach Sammy Lee onto his staff - well in his new job.

Looking back on longest FA Cup tie

Liverpool have beaten Everton on both the occasions they have met in the final in 1986 and 1989.

Their overall head to head FA Cup record has seen them clash on 23 occasions, with Liverpool winning 10, Everton seven, and six draws.

Elsewhere, holders Arsenal's first challenge is an away trip to second tier Nottingham Forest while Premier League leaders Manchester City face a potentially tricky home tie with Burnley.

Arsenal are not the only Premier League giants to face second tier opposition with Manchester United at home to Derby County and last season's beaten finalists Chelsea away at Norwich City.

Several Premier League sides could fall prey to giant killing exploits.

Inconsistent Southampton travel to Fulham, and struggling West Ham United and Swansea City are away at third tier highflyers Shrewsbury and Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.


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Key fixtures from January 5-7

Watford v Bristol City

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton v Crystal Palace

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry v Stoke City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Manchester United v Derby

Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom

Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury v West Ham United

Wolves v Swansea City

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Fulham v Southampton

Norwich City v Chelsea