Liverpool have been drawn to play either Lincoln City or Mansfield Town in the third round of the FA Cup. The away tie will be played on the weekend of the 5th/6th of January next year.
The Reds will be looking to progress one step further than last season – when Kenny Dalglish’s side were defeated 2-1 in the final by Chelsea – and this draw certainly stands them in good stead to progress into the next round.
Lincoln and Mansfield played out a 3-3 draw at Sincil Bank on Saturday, Matt Rhead earning Mansfield a replay with an injury time equaliser. The two sides will meet again in the replay next week to decide who faces the Reds.
Liverpool have no recent history with either club, having last faced Lincoln in 1961 and Mansfield in 1970.