Liverpool: Fans react as Klopp threatens to pull out of the Carabao Cup

Liverpool: Fans react as Klopp threatens to pull out of the Carabao Cup

Liverpool fans have been reacting to manager Jurgen Klopp’s post-match comments as his side advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

The German manager has threatened to pull the Reds out of the competition after they beat Arsenal 5-4 on penalties in a game that ended 5-5 after normal time. A brace from Divock Origi and a 25-yard volley from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped towards the evening’s goal tally.

After Liverpool won the Champions League in Madrid last season, the Merseyside club have been entered into FIFA’s Club World Cup tournament which takes place in Qatar in December, around the same time in which the next stage of the Carabao Cup takes place.

Speaking after the game, Klopp sent a clear message to the FA after the dramatic game at Anfield.

Quoted by BBC Sport, Klopp said, “If they don’t find a place for us, an appropriate place, not 3 am on Christmas Day, then we don’t play it.

“You have to think about these things. If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about it. Hopefully it starts at one point, hopefully, it starts now.

“We will not be the victim of this problem. We played [on Wednesday] and we wanted to win. 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 will play it. I cannot change that.”

Liverpool have seven games in the diary for December, which potentially includes two games in Qatar, the domestic cup tie and four Premier League games and has caused a huge fixture pile-up for the German manager’s team.

Fans concluded that Klopp simply does not like the Carabao Cup and made their feelings clear on social media.

Here you will find some of the best reactions from Liverpool fans:

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