By George Stephens • 01 November 2019 • 9:50
Jurgen Klopp Admits Game Over For Liverpool After Yet Another Defeat.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has threatened the English football league his club he will quit the Carabao Cup if their packed fixture schedule is not treated with sympathy.
Liverpool went into the quarter-finals stages this week with with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Arsenal, after a thrilling 5-5 draw at Anfield.
Fixtures for quarter finals are planned for the week commencing December 16, but Liverpool will be in Qatar at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Klopp wants a suitable alternative, being week commencing January 6, the scheduled date for the first leg of the semi-final, if this can’t be accommodated then they would refuse to play in the tournament further.
Klopp hit out with “FIFA told us the Club World Cup will be there in Qatar and we have to come there and we will do,” said Klopp.
“The Premier League tells us we have to play in the Premier League, which we do obviously. The Carabao Cup, if they don’t find an appropriate place for us not 3am on Christmas Day then we don’t play it. We will not be the victim of this problem. If they don’t find a proper date for us, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through – or Arsenal can play them.”
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