Liverpool could withdraw from Carabao Cup due to fixture clashes

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Carragher says Liverpool must continue to focus on the Premier League, where they now sit top, and the Champions League, which they are aiming to defend.

"Maybe I'm not the best guy to say this because sometimes I lose my emotion and can not control myself, but you have to try because at the end of the day it's just a game, so have fun and try to do your best".

The ex-professional believes that World Cup and Premier League victor Kante is the ideal figure to slot into Klopp's title-chasing side.

The EFL has confirmed it is in discussions with Liverpool to "identify an alternative date" for the Carabao Cup quarter-final but Klopp believes English clubs are being forced to play too many games over the course of a season.

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

"And hopefully it starts at one point, hopefully it starts now.

The only way we can solve this is less games", Guardiola told reporters before his team host the struggling Saints for the second time in a week. I really think that's fair - this problem is obvious now.

But Klopp has put the ball firmly in the organisation's court and given then plenty of warning of the potential consequences.

There was a high volume of promising young starlets and academy graduates on display for both clubs, which only added to the excitement of the tie.

The Switzerland midfielder will not play for his club against Wolverhampton Wanderers after he reacted angrily to being booed when substituted in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

"I'm pretty sure Xhaka gives absolutely everything to do his best for Arsenal and their teammates to get them winning games".

"We had decided beforehand (to take off Ozil)".

"We are disappointed in the end, defensively, because we conceded five goals but there were a lot of positives for us to use for the future", Emery said post match.

"Ozil played very well".

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