Saturday, 28 September 2019

Liverpool may be thrown out of Carabao Cup as EFL opens investigation

Liverpool face being disqualified from the Carabao Cup as the EFL has opened an investigation into the eligibility of one of the players they fielded against MK Dons on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp fielded a much-changed starting XI in midweek as the Reds beat the League Two side 2-0 in their third round tie.

However, one of those included, 22-year-old Pedro Chirivella, may not have met the registration criteria - related to an International Transfer Certificate issue.

The EFL has the authority to fine or eject the club from the competition altogether, but sources say that they believe there will be a strong mitigation.

The EFL hit Sunderland with a financial sanction in 2014 after they fielded striker Ji Dong-Won in the competition - also against MK Dons.

Liverpool have been paired with Arsenal in the fourth round of this year’s competition and will host Unai Emery’s side at Anfield on October 30.

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