League Cup quarterfinal draw: Big boys kept apart

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The League Cup quarterfinal draw has been made and the big boys have avoided each other.

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Reigning champs Manchester City travel to third tier Oxford United, while Manchester United host fourth-tier Colchester United as both Manchester clubs will fancy their chances of reaching the semifinals.

Two all-Premier League ties see Liverpool travelling to Aston Villa, while Everton host Leicester City to round off the draw.

Below is the draw in full, with the games to be played the week commencing Dec. 16, although Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will not be available to play Villa then as they’re taking part in the Club World Cup in Qatar.

League Cup quarterfinal draw

Oxford United v. Manchester City
Manchester United v. Colchester United
Aston Villa v. Liverpool
Everton v. Leicester City