Manchester United will host Liverpool in a blockbuster FA Cup fourth round tie as non-League Chorley drew a home game with Premier League Wolves.
The National League North side, who beat Covid-hit Derby 2-0 in the third round, are the lowest-ranked side left but will relish welcoming Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to Victory Park.
Should they knock them out, they will be eyeing a possible fifth round tie against holders Arsenal.
THE KEY DATES
The fourth-round fixtures will take place over the weekend beginning January 23 and the fifth round ties will be held midweek of the week commencing February 8.
To try to allow teams to plan their schedule, both the fourth and fifth round draws were made last night.
League Two Crawley, who knocked out Leeds, travel to Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth. Crawley manager John Yems may feel he has a point to prove after he was released from the Cherries’ coaching staff in 2018.
Arsenal will meet either Southampton or Shrewsbury — a third round game which has yet to be played due to a coronavirus outbreak at the League One club — and League Two Cheltenham have drawn a mouth-watering meeting at home to Manchester City.
But it is the game between United and Liverpool, who have won the trophy 19 times between them, which is the highlight. United have not lifted the Cup since 2016, and Liverpool have not won it since 2006. It means back-to-back games for the sides, who meet in the league at Anfield on Sunday.
With both teams challenging for the title, and coronavirus playing havoc with the schedule, it remains to be seen how strong the starting line-ups chosen by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp will be, though a battle between the two great clubs will always whet the appetite.
Elsewhere, Brighton host Blackpool and Spurs travel to Championship strugglers Wycombe Wanderers.
See the full draw below
FOURTH AND FIFTH ROUND DRAW
Cheltenham vs Manchester City
Bournemouth vs Crawley
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester United vs Liverpool
Southampton or Shrewsbury vs Arsenal
Barnsley vs Norwich
Chorley vs Wolves
Millwall vs Bristol City
Brighton vs Blackpool
Wycombe vs Tottenham
Fulham vs Burnley
Sheffield United vs Plymouth
Chelsea vs Luton
West Ham vs Doncaster
Brentford vs Leicester
Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham or Burnley vs Bournemouth or Crawley
Manchester United or Liverpool vs Stockport/West Ham or Doncaster
Sheffield United or Plymouth vs Millwall or Bristol City
Chorley or Wolves vs Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal
Barnsley or Norwich vs Chelsea or Luton
Everton or Sheffield Wednesday vs Wycombe or Tottenham
Swansea or Nottingham Forest vs Cheltenham or Manchester City
Brentford or Leicester vs Brighton or Blackpool