Many Everton fans have been reacting on social media after the club were drawn to face Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup Third Round.
The draw took place on Monday night and means we could now face our Merseyside rivals four times in just five weeks, starting with Wednesday’s Derby at Anfield in the Premier League.
Ties for the FA Cup Third Round will be carried out across the weekend commencing Friday, January 3 and ending Monday 6, 2020, while the first-leg of the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals are due to be held on the week commencing that Monday.
Second-legs for the EFL Cup Semi-Finals are scheduled to start on the week commencing January 27.
We have been drawn to face Leicester City in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final on December 18, while Liverpool will play Aston Villa on December 17 with a ‘youthful’ side as they look to work around their commitments to feature in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Yet another Merseyside Derby could also be on the cards for the New Year should our FA Cup meeting go to a replay.
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Everton and Liverpool have been drawn to face each other in the FA Cup on 24 occasions, with the Blues emerging victorious seven times but never at Anfield, and the last cup triumph coming back in 2009.
Here are some of the reactions offered as the club found out our FA Cup fate…
Hopefully we will have a new manager by that time 🤞🏻
— Sam. (@TheOriginalTuck) December 2, 2019
Lads, seriously now it’s time to get the religious boys in to bless us. Get on the blower to the priests, the rabbis, the imams, the monks, the nuns, the jedis…all of them! We are cursed.
— Everton Fact Check UK (@pf1878) December 2, 2019
If it wasn’t for bad luck Everton would have no luck!
— Tom Foolery (@christopher7590) December 2, 2019
Sometimes life has a way of kicking you while you’re down.
— Alan Carson (@alancarson83) December 2, 2019
Fixed it for you, lads pic.twitter.com/eJQliavtHW
— Laffs (@neillafferty) December 2, 2019
Marco Silva was born under a ladder on top of a broken mirror on Friday the 13th.
— N Arthur (@NarthurD) December 2, 2019
Could this season get any worse
— Tom (@EFCTom_) December 2, 2019
We can concentrate on not getting relegated then.
— David G.Croft (@DavidGCroft) December 2, 2019
In other Everton news, a former Premier League club executive has tipped a lower-league manager to be the ideal replacement for Silva.