A number of Liverpool supporters have been left stunned by how difficult their FA Cup draws are compared to Manchester City.
The Reds got the better of essentially an Aston Villa youth team on Friday night, progressing to the fourth round.
They will now face rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford next weekend, in yet another taxing tie.
In comparison, City travel to League Two outfit Cheltenham Town, in what should represent another easy passage into the next round.
After Monday’s draw, I worked out on Twitter that City’s only genuinely tough FA Cup opponent in the last four seasons have been Arsenal, who they lost to in the semi-finals last year.
Man City's FA Cup opponents since 2017/18:
Staggering stuff, no wonder they always go far!
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, Liverpool have had to encounter a string of difficult games, coming up against Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Aston Villa twice, and also Wolves, Leicester City and United once.
Chelsea twice, Everton twice, Arsenal twice, Aston Villa twice, Wolves, Leicester, and now Man United in the last four seasons of domestic cup football lmao christ.
— Ryan (@ryan3levis) January 11, 2021
These Reds supporters have been reacting to the two sides’ differing fortunes on Twitter, with many stunned by City’s run of fixtures.
— President elect Jürgen Klopp (@Scouserdan2989) January 11, 2021
And Swansea or Forest in round 5 – it beggars belief
— Kev S* (@red_striker_lfc) January 12, 2021
This is actually insane lol
— Shawn Berlinger (@shawnberlinger) January 11, 2021
Why am I not surprised. https://t.co/WUANilJTSp
— Nishat Ahmed (@Nishat7Ahmed) January 12, 2021
Not one hard team there 🤔 https://t.co/yr84Xde9lV
— mathew russell (@mathewrussell1) January 11, 2021
Whilst Liverpool will have played Man U, Aston Villa, Chelsea (all away of course) and Everton in the last two seasons. https://t.co/sV1gpqlZmn
— kop (@Kop202) January 11, 2021