Carabao Cup quarter-finals: Colchester and Oxford to face Manchester giants

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Jurgen Klopp has warned the English Football League that Liverpool will forfeit their Carabao Cup quarterfinal if a sensible date can not be found for the fixture. The Reds prevailed 5-4 on penalties to book themselves a place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

The Carabao Cup 2019/20 quarter-final draw is done and dusted and English Premier League giants like Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool have learned their fates.

"If they don't find an appropriate place for us, not 3 am on Christmas Day, then we don't play it", Klopp said.

"You have to think about these things".

"But you have to think about these things, if you have a fixture list where one team can not be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list".

Liverpool are now six points clear at the top of the table, having won all but one of their 10 matches so far this season.

"But we [should] ignore that problem completely for tonight".


The first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinals is scheduled for January 7 or 8, the weekend after Liverpool begins its FA Cup campaign.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal played a fairly inexperienced side. They then host Watford on December 14 before travelling to Qatar.

"We will not be the victim of this problem", said Klopp after Wednesday's win against Arsenal.

'If they don't find a proper date for us, then we can not play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through.

"I think a lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it".

The midfielder was substituted in the 84th minute of Aston Villa's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City and left the Etihad Stadium on crutches.

Klopp said he is optimistic that league officials will find a way to adjust the game schedules, stressing "they have to make the decision". "He felt a little bit. I saw so many really good performances", The Guardian quoted Klopp as saying.

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