KELVIN Mellor says he wants Liverpool next after he helped put City's name in the hat for tonight's FA Cup third round draw.

The defender would love a glamorous tie against Jurgen Klopp's high-fliers if David Hopkin's comeback kings can beat Peterborough at the second attempt.

Mellor scored a 25-yard screamer which launched the Bantams fightback at Posh in a 2-2 draw.

Substitute Luca Colville then grabbed an 89th-minute equaliser, sending City supporters into raptures as their side claimed a surprise second-round replay.

Now they will all be dreaming of drawing one of the Premier League's big boys, including Mellor, who wants a date at either Anfield or Valley Parade next.

The 27-year-old, who joined from Blackpool in the summer, said: "It's exciting to still be in the third round draw. I want Liverpool next, I'm a fan.

"It wouldn't matter if it's home or away. Our fans can give their fans a good run for their money.

"I didn't know what to do when I had the ball for the goal.

"It was frustrating to go in at half-time 2-0 down. We can't be doing that. It was two silly mistakes, two goals. It took the stuffing out of us.

"We had a chat at half-time and played well in the second half. It was great to have that fight.

"My goal made us believe.

"The lads were screaming and shouting at me and I was going to pass, but then I saw the open space.

"The lads were laughing at me as I went off celebrating my goal on my own. I was absolutely buzzing afterwards. It was a good result in the end.

"We showed great character to get back into the game.

"Mine was a good time to get the goal. It gave us a kick and it changed the momentum."

Head coach David Hopkin said his players rose to the challenge he set them at half-time after goals from Ivan Toney and Siriki Dembele put Peterborough in full control of the tie.

He said: "We kept going and kept pushing. These are the traits the players have. I'm delighted to still be in the cup.

"The players can take great positives and great heart from that game.

"I was always confident we could get a second goal.

"I am delighted with the last six weeks. They have shown great character.

"Everyone can look forward to the replay now. This can help kick-start our season.

"Kelvin's was a fantastic strike."

City's draw was the second time they have held high-flying Posh on their own soil in two weeks.

Hopkin said: "It was always going to be a challenge for us. Peterborough have a great set of players. They have a very experienced manager who knows how to win games. I challenged the players at half-time to make sure we were still in the hat on Monday.

"This almost felt like a victory for us and our fans."

The City boss said he did not have a specific preference for who he would like to play in round three if they can see off Peterborough in the replay at Valley Parade on Tuesday, December 11.

He said: "Bradford fans will turn out in their numbers for the replay. It should be a great occasion. By that stage we will know who we might be playing in the third round.

"The crowd will be behind us at home. We have got to make sure that we are up for it.

"Any third round game for either us, or Peterborough, is massive financially."

The Bantams are number 53 in tonight's draw, which is on BBC1 at 7.30pm.