Klopp is ready to refuse League Cup

Klopp is ready to refuse League Cup

Jurgen Klopp in a rough manner went over the League Cup organizers due to a poorly designed calendar.

In the round of 16 of the English League Cup, Liverpool met with Arsenal London at Anfield. The Reds went out on the pitch with a squad, which was half-filled with reserve players (Lallana, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi and Keita), and half youth players.

At the same time, the Gunners let out a half-reserve squad on Anfield pitch. In the dramatic confrontation, the teams couldn’t determine a winner in the full-time, playing 5:5. Divock Origi hit in the fall, which took the match into a penalty shootout. There, the Reds turned out to be stronger thanks to goalkeeper Kelleher, who repulsed the blow of Dani Ceballos.

Liverpool advanced to quarterfinals of the tournament, where they will meet with Aston Villa. Manchester City will play with Oxford United, Manchester United will face off with Colchester, and Everton will play against Leicester. The quarter-finals were originally scheduled for Catholic Christmas, but due to Liverpool's advance, the Premier League is planning to postpone them to the second week of January. This is due to the Reds tour of the club world championship, which will be held in Qatar. Therefore, Klopp with displeasure perceived the turmoil of the league management with the preparation of the calendar,

“This does not bother me, it should worry someone else, because we did not make the schedule. FIFA told us that the club world championship will be held in Qatar, and we need to go there, and we will do it. The Premier League tells us that we should play in the Premier League, which we will obviously do. If they do not find a suitable place for us, and not at 3 a.m. on Christmas day, then we will not play in the League Cup.

They must make this decision. You have to think about these things. If you have a schedule in which one team cannot participate in all games, you need to think about it. I hope they already started doing it.”

The Reds have already set priorities. The team throws most of the forces to the championship. In the Champions League they conduct a spot rotation, and for the League Cup they leave the youth. Given the fact that the Liverpool juniors mixed with the rotation players have already made it to the quarter finals, where they will meet with Aston Villa, Jurgen Klopp may well qualify for the second trophy.