The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup has been finalised with some titanic clashes set to decide the quarter-finalists in England’s Cup competition.
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak, goalkeeper Adam Federici and defender Brad Smith are all likely to feature – assuming the Reds can get past West Ham in their fourth round replay.
Crystal Palace have been handed a tough assignment with Jedinak’s side set to face the high-flying Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
The defensive midfielder has come off the bench in Palace’s wins over Southampton and Stoke City, having fallen down the first-team pecking order this season.
Spurs will be a different proposition however, especially considering they deposed of Alan Pardew’s side 3-1 at Selhurst Park in their last league outing.
Bournemouth will host Everton at Dean Court in their fifth round tie, with Federici likely to be retained in goals.
The 31-year-old has featured in both his side’s matches to date as they’ve progressed courtesy of 2-1 road wins against Birmingham City and Portsmouth.
Liverpool’s fate will be determined by their replay with West Ham at Upton Park on 9 February after the sides played out a goalless stalemate at Anfield on the weekend.
Smith played the full match and put in another assured Cup performance at left-back as manager Jurgen Klopp chose to blood a number of his youngsters.
Having helped his side into the League Cup final, Smith will be hopeful he can help the Reds past the Hammers, with the winners to face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
A photo posted by Brad Smith (@bradsmith_94) on Jan 9, 2016 at 2:06am PST
Cahill's Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in Indian Super League
Tim Cahill’s unbeaten start to life in the Indian Super League has continued with his Jamshedpur drawing 1-1 with ATK overnight. In his first home appearance for his new club, Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer started in attack and played 74 minutes before he was substitute
Aussies Abroad: Milestone moment for Leckie in Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie has reached an impressive milestone after again featuring for Hertha Berlin as they continued their strong start to the season in the Bundesliga. The Caltex Socceroos winger came off the bench for the last 28 minutes as Hertha drew 1-1 with Freiburg in Berlin.
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
In-form Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic produced a man-of-the-match performance in Celtic’s 4-2 Scottish Premiership win over Hibernian on Sunday morning (AEDT). Rogic - who netted in Australia’s 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait on Tuesday - scored an outstanding goal and then pro
Milicic ‘extremely proud’ of Young Socceroos comeback
Young Socceroos boss Ante Milicic praised his side’s “strong Australian mentality” after they battled back to salvage a 1-1 draw in their AFC U-19 Championship opener against Korea Republic. Melbourne City’s Ramy Najjarine came off the bench to score a stunning 89th-minute equ