The words lickers, liquors sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do lickers, liquors sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: lickers, liquors are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of licker.
Plural form of liquor.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.