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Vorm gives verdict on Tottenham draw against Liverpool, names the opponents he wanted

By Dominic Toner

Michel Vorm is pleased to face Liverpool in the last 16 of the EFL Cup but admitted he was hoping to draw rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham have been handed a difficult away match at Anfield and will face a Liverpool side who cruised past Derby 3-0 in the last round.

Spurs also secured their place in the last 16 in emphatic style, beating League One Side Gillingham 5-0 on Wednesday night.

Arsenal will face Championship side Reading at home in their attempt for League Cup success.

Vorm has revealed that he watched the cup draw with his team-mates and they were all desperate to play bitter London rivals Arsenal.

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“It was quite funny, because we were watching the draw together, and we saw Man United v Man City and West Ham v Chelsea,” he told talkSPORT. “Then Arsenal came out and we hoped we’d play them!

“But Liverpool away is a great game – it’s always good to play against big teams. So I’m looking forward to it!”

Vorm started in goal for the win against Gillingham and recorded a clean sheet on a relatively comfortable night.

The Dutch goalkeeper filled in for current number one Hugo Lloris at the beginning of the season and impressed in games against Everton, Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

Vorm, 32, is likely to be Mauricio Pochettino’s goalkeeper for the domestic cup competitions this year, with Spurs also hoping to achieve success in the Premier League and Champions League.

Tottenham’s first meeting against Arsenal this season will take place on the 6 November at the Emirates.

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