Klopp- We may withdraw from Carabao Cup

Klopp warned that Liverpool will withdraw from Carabao Cup if the quarter-final match is not rescheduled.

Liverpool won their Round of 16 match against Arsenal on penalties following a thrilling 5-5 draw in normal time.

But Carabao Cup quarter finals are to be played in the same week as that of Club World Cup which will be held in Qatar from December 17 to 21.

Jurgen Klopp when asked about this said that if the tie is not suitably scheduled than they may withdraw from Carabao Cup.

It’s quite a problem for both the Premier League and Football League.
They’ve both already held talks with clubs over switching a potential Liverpool quarter-final clash to early January.


As the semi-final first-leg begins on January 6, so that seems unlikely to happen.

“I’m not concerned, somebody else has to be concerned because we didn’t make the fixture list, we didn’t make the schedule,” said Klopp, according to The Guardian.

“FIFA told us the Club World Cup will be there [Qatar] and we have to go there and we will do. The Premier League tells us we have to play in the Premier League, which we do obviously.

“The Carabao Cup, what we did tonight, if they don’t find an appropriate place for us, not 3am on Christmas Day, then we don’t play it.

“They have to make that decision. You have to think about these things. If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list.”

The Liverpool boss added: “Hopefully, it starts now.

“We will not be the victim of this problem. We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don’t find a proper date, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through.

“Or Arsenal play them. We are going to ignore that problem completely for tonight. A lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it. But – sorry!”

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