Liverpool Threaten To Pull Out Of Carabao Cup
Jurgen Klopp has said that Liverpool may pull out of the Carabao Cup despite reaching the quarter-finals.
Following Wednesday night’s 5-4 penalty shootout win against Arsenal to cap a thrilling 5-5 draw, Liverpool are due to play Aston Villa in the next round on the week commencing December 16.
However they also have Club World Cup (CWC) commitments as well as the Premier League and Champions League games.
They are due to play their CWC semi-final in Qatar on December 18 with a final or third-place play-off three days later.
Speaking after Wednesday’s game, Klopp told reporters: “If they can’t find the proper date for us and I don’t mean Christmas Day 3am… then we can’t play the game. Our opponents will progress.
“We will not be the victims of this problem.
“Hopefully it starts now that they think about the fixtures.
“I think a lot of people from the Premier League were watching on TV hoping Arsenal do it. Sorry!”
It is understood that Arsenal will not be allowed back into the competition if Liverpool pull out, rather Aston Villa who were drawn against the Reds would be given a bye.