MANCHESTER CITY will face Liverpool in a tantalising Carabao Cup fourth-round clash.
The Premier League rivals were drawn against one another shortly after the third round of the EFL cup wrapped up on Thursday night.
The draw for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup took place on Thursday evening.
The draw threw up a tasty clash between Premier League big boys Manchester City and Liverpool.
Manchester United have been drawn at home against Championship table-toppers Burnley.
16 teams were involved in the draw, including the ten top-flight clubs.
Manchester United – who closed out the round with a 4-2 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford – were drawn against Burnley.
In-form Newcastle were pitted against manager Eddie Howe’s former club Bournemouth.
New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui was handed a home clash with League Two side Gillingham. It’ll be the former Spain gaffer’s first match in charge.
Southampton also drew League Two opposite in a St Mary’s clash with Lincoln City.
Nottingham Forest, who dumped Tottenham out of the cup on Wednesday, will face Championship high fliers Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Leicester City, meanwhile, will travel to Milton Keynes to take on MK Dons.
And Brighton – who dumped out Premier League table toppers Arsenal – will travel to the Valley to take on League Two outfit Charlton.
The fourth-round fixtures are expected to take place on the week commencing December 19 – just days after the World Cup final in Qatar.
Manchester City – who have won the league cup in four of the last five seasons – will have home advantage for their clash with Liverpool.
Pundit Dion Dublin said of the tasty cup clash: “It’s the tie of the round.
“I don’t think either side would’ve wanted that tie.
“But, you know, big game. If you wanna things, you’ve got to beat the best.”
Burnley’s visit to Old Trafford to take on the inconsistent Manchester United will see a familiar face try to put the Red Devils to the sword.
The Clarets are currently managed by former Man City skipper Vicent Kompany, who has shone in his debut season at Turf Moor.
Carabao Cup Fourth Round Draw in full
Wolves vs Gillingham
Southampton vs Lincoln
Blackburn vs Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United vs Bournemouth
Manchester City vs Liverpool
Manchester United vs Burnley
MK Dons vs Leicester City
Charlton Athletic vs Brighton
Erling Haaland and Virgil van Dijk will once again do battle this year.