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Have a feeling the powers that be are going to bend over backwards to try and accommodate Liverpool on this one. They are choosing to attend the Club World Cup they have a big squad just field two different teams.

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Well done to the FA - a team enters competitions on the basis that they'll be able to fulfil their fixtures - it's the team's problem, not the leagues if they enter more competitions than they can play in. 

As it is, we'll now see a weakened team, although it'll be interesting to see who goes where and I think we may see two reasonable teams and two very weak benches - still, we pushed their full strength squad at the weekend and we'll have an opportunity against whoever they put out for this. I'm looking forward to it.

 

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On 04/11/2019 at 15:18, zab6359 said:

Have a feeling the powers that be are going to bend over backwards to try and accommodate Liverpool on this one. They are choosing to attend the Club World Cup they have a big squad just field two different teams.

Well seems it will be played as scheduled and on Sky for those in the UK. Will be interesting to see there line up, should imagine the World Club Cup will take precedence as far as team selection goes. 

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Apparently Plop will be managed by their U23 coach Neil Critchley, or so the Dailymail speculates.

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Liverpool Under 23 coach Neil Critchley is set for the biggest night of his career by taking charge of the first-team's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa next month. 

Manager Jurgen Klopp has not completely made his mind up to miss the last-eight tie at Villa Park, which in an unprecedented move will take place 24 hours before Liverpool's Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar, but the logistical difficulties of attending both matches make it likely that he will already be in Doha when the Carabao Cup match is taking place.

Klopp will make a final decision on his travel plans when submitting his squad for the Club World Cup to FIFA at the start of December, but is minded to fly to Doha with his squad earlier in the week to take charge of training. 

The German's assistant, Pep Lijnders, is another possibility to take the Carabao Cup team at Villa Park but Klopp is likely to want him at his side as Liverpool prepare for a prestigious tournament they will be aiming to win for the first time after losing to Brazilian club Sao Paulo in the final in 2005.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7657637/Liverpool-23-boss-Neil-Critchley-line-charge-Carabao-Cup-quarter-final-tie.html

Really hope we don't approach this game as facing Liverpool but rather as facing youth team wearing Liverpool kits.

Unless they pull a fast one and actually field a strong side, but I don't see how they could.

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