Kelechi Iheanacho's late goal spared Leicester City's blushes and secured a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, leaving the tie in the balance.
Manchester City has one foot in a third consecutive Carabao Cup final after dispatching Manchester United 3-1 in the first leg of the semi-final at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford said he is "bang up for another derby" after Manchester United was paired with rival Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City battled to a 3-1 victory at Oxford United to reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Rhian Brewster is an injury doubt for a youthful Liverpool's clash with Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his opposition to suggestions the UEFA Champions League should expand in a move that could mean more games for Europe's elite teams.
Liverpool will play Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on December 17 as initially planned, despite its Club World Cup campaign beginning just 24 hours later in Qatar.
Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester City's FA Cup trip to Brentford on Sunday (AEDT) but Brendan Rodgers is hopeful he will be back to face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final.