Belfast Telegraph

Stuart Dallas counting down the days until Leeds' Liverpool cup tester

By Adam McKendry

Northern Ireland winger Stuart Dallas will be delighted with the quarter-final draw for the EFL Cup after his Leeds United side were drawn against Liverpool in the last eight.

The 25-year-old grew up as a massive Liverpool fan and will now hope to get the chance to play at the ground of his boyhood heroes after Leeds were paired with Jurgen Klopp's men in the next round.

The Reds made it into the quarter-finals following their 2-1 win over Tottenham on Tuesday evening.

Daniel Sturridge scored twice for the eight-time winners and they will welcome Dallas and his Sky Bet Championship team-mates to Anfield following the Yorkshire side's penalty shootout victory over Norwich.

Manchester United's reward for their gritty 1-0 win over derby rivals City is a home tie against West Ham, who picked up a rare win at the Olympic Stadium, defeating Chelsea 2-1.

Elsewhere, Southampton will travel to Arsenal after they edged a 1-0 victory of their own over Sunderland, while the Gunners had a double from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to thank for their 2-0 win over Reading.

In-form Championship leaders Newcastle will head to Premier League strugglers Hull after their comfortable win against Preston, confident that they could cause a shock and make it into the semi-finals by dispatching Mike Phelan's side.

The last-eight ties will be played on November 29 and 30.

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