1st November 2019 at 1:33 pm #51554
sean the sailorParticipant285 pts1st November 2019 at 1:35 pm #51555
Doesnt look like they will move the fixture and pool will have to play 2 teams in 2 different comps….
either this should have been thought of and adjusted on the strong chance its happened (as it has) and if not then pool should have bowed out of one of the comps, tho unfair of them to have to…its the schedulers thats the issue in this one not the club IMHO1st November 2019 at 1:42 pm #51556
Stevo, haven’t seen that reported all the reports that I’ve read are consistent with the Sky Sports report below from yesterday which seems the most sensible solution to me.
I hope that’s the outcome because the other solutions are unsatisfactory imo.
“The EFL are open to rearranging Liverpool’s Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Aston Villa for the week of the semi-final first-leg ties.”1st November 2019 at 1:52 pm #51557
you might be right 999, its the PL that wont move fixtures, nothing yet form the carabao cup lot….1st November 2019 at 2:06 pm #51558
Stevo, there seems to be rightly imo a desire from the EFL to help Liverpool out by moving the Carabo Qtr Final v Villa to the date of the Carabo Semi Finals and then moving that Semi Final to a new date in January. I understand that the PL won’t move the Liverpool PL fixtures.
Whatever happens the World Club Cup and Liverpool’s fixture congestion will be very testing for them but as always that’s the price of success and we would all gladly swap places with Liverpool.1st November 2019 at 2:34 pm #51559
The EFL Cup final is on 1 March and Klopp questioned the logic of the competition having two-legged semi-finals.
“After a very busy schedule in December, there is two [legged] semi-finals,” he said.
“It is an easy decision for me to say: ‘OK, if you keep that competition, why have two (legged) semi-finals?'”
BBC Sport understands the EFL is not planning any change to the format of the two-legged EFL Cup semi-finals.” BBC Sport.
I think this is a fair and important point raised by Klopp, whilst two legged Semi Finals have always been a League Cup tradition I think it would make sense from perhaps next Season to move to a one legged Semi Final for the League Cup like the FA Cup.
The only problem is that in the interest of fair play a one legged Semi Final would need to be played on a neutral ground midweek and obviously fans travelling midweek to a neutral ground is not as easy as it it is at a weekend.1st November 2019 at 3:21 pm #51560
Hightown hopeParticipant176 pts
Steveo – I think Liverpool are blameless in this surely. If they’d withdrawn from the comp they would have been beaten with the nsame stick that was used to beat United when they withdrew from the FA Cup. All Liverpool can do is play the fixtures that are put in front of them and as long as they are reasonably scheduled, that’s I’m sure what they will do.
As 9 says, I’m sure they’ll play the Villa game when the semis are being played…it really is the only option1st November 2019 at 6:18 pm #51564
If Liverpool were to leave their youth behind to play the “League Cup” I think the vast majority of neutrals would be supporting them….Pagan1st November 2019 at 8:47 pm #51570
Just trying to Catch up – busy on late, then early back to back. Tired. I don’t or not aware of the full ins and outs, but it seems to me to a degree, some trace of Klopp expected us to lose.
I don’t understand why he’s winding himself up over this and this perhaps could be a new Trend set Positively going forward:
Allow his Assistant Manager to Take Care of ‘Template 2’ Of the Team. All Good. As Long As 11 Healthy and Fit Dedicated and Committed Players are Ready, Liverpool should be able to Essentially Find A Way.
If you Genuinely Want To Be Successful and Try on All Fronts, you have to be Resilient, Flexible and effectively be able to ‘burn your Candle at Both Ends.5th November 2019 at 7:08 pm #51923
So the decision has been made, no change to the fixture dates.5th November 2019 at 7:19 pm #51926
I’m glad it’s happening. It’s down to Jurgen’s number 2 to step up. It can happen.5th November 2019 at 7:34 pm #51929
Steveo, City may have gotten a run of easy draws etc but do they need to be kept away from anyone? I think City might be a little afraid of playing against Liverpool but even then, they could have us too on their day… and by many goals too perhaps. They definitely don’t need to play Oxford instead of Burnley or the likes. They’d smash their way to the LC if they prioritize it.
If they were going to try to fix any tournaments, it’d be the CL or PL. I am BTW not saying they have tried, just that we know what they REALLY want to win and although I don’t think they are super interested in the domestic cups, they have the squad to win them without breaking a sweat. That’s the “truth” of the matter for me.5th November 2019 at 10:03 pm #51956
So it’s been confirmed that the LC game won’t be moved. I must say, that is a bit odd. Do they want to dilute the worth of the LC? Liverpool will play the kids.5th November 2019 at 10:19 pm #51959
Seemingly Liverpool’s choice Mak other dates were offered but they turned them down supposedly they didn’t want to add another game to their schedule given the PL is their priority.6th November 2019 at 7:54 am #51965
sean the sailorParticipant285 pts
It’s a difficult one guys. Wc has to take priority but it’s a pity as I’d love to win league cup. Try win every trophy you can
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