Carabao Cup clash: Aston Villa vs Liverpool date confirmed

Author: Futaa Sports
Jurgen Klopp

  Liverpool have a tough fixture schedule in December after Carabao Cup confirmed that their clash against Aston Villa will go ahead as originally planned on Tuesday  December 17.

The confirmation now means Liverpool will play two teams across two different continents on consecutive days with the club also set to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Klopp had earlier threatened to pull out from the competition due to conflicting schedules, "If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list.

"Hopefully it starts now. I really think that's fair, and this problem is obvious now. We will not be the victim of this problem. We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don't find a proper date for us, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through. Or Arsenal play them.

"We are going to ignore that problem completely for tonight. A lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it. But, I'm sorry!"