By Amir Mir
Jamie Carragher has claimed on Twitter that Liverpool playing Leeds in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup will be “easier on paper” than travelling to an away Premier League ground.
The high flying Merseysiders will take on the second-tier Whites in a mouth-watering contest at Anfield, after both sides recorded close fought victories against Tottenham and Norwich respectively.
Jurgen Klopp’s men beat fellow Premier League title chasers Spurs 2-1 on home soil, while Garry Monk’s side secured a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory against the Canaries at Elland Road.
Following the draw against two of English football’s most famous clubs, former Anfield centre-back Carragher delivered his verdict on the quarter-final clash.
The two clubs last met at Elland Road in 2009, which saw David N’Gog score in a 1-0 victory in the League Cup.
Leeds haven’t travelled to Anfield since 2003 and the last time they met, Liverpool ran out comfortable winners.
Goals from Michael Owen, Danny Murphy and Florent Sinama-Pongolle ensured the Reds victory, with Alan Smith scoring for Leeds in a 3-1 loss.
The Merseyside club are flying high in the Premier League as they sit in third, level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal, who sit first and second respectively.
By contrast Leeds are tenth in the Championship table, with 20 points, three points off Bristol City, who occupy the final-play off spot.
In other Liverpool team news, supporters on Twitter have reacted with amusement that their former player Glen Johnson could be joining Barcelona.