Carabao Cup: Why Liverpool Might Boycott Quarterfinal Tie Revealed


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his team could boycott their quarterfinal tie in the Carabao Cup mainly due to fixture congestion.

In his post-match press conference after the last 16 ties with Arsenal on Wednesday night, Klopp complained about fixture congestion.

The quarterfinal ties are expected to take place at the start of the week of December 16 and Liverpool have to travel a long distance to Qatar for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup (CWC) tournament which starts on December 18.

According to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool might need to boycott the quarterfinal tie to allow Arsenal play it if the game is not moved to accommodate the complaints over fixture congestion as a result of the Club World Cup.

Liverpool have won the Carabao Cup eight times and they are in the quarterfinals for the first time since they reached the final under Klopp during the 2014/15 season.

The Reds booked their place in the last eight of the competition after the penalty shootout win over North London giants Arsenal.

Both sides served up a ten-goal thriller at the end of regulation time thus leading to the dreaded penalty shootout.

Divock Origi scored a brace for Liverpool during the game in addition to further goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner (penalty) and a Shkrodan Mustafi’s own goal.


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