Liverpool vs Villa League Team & Club World Cup

Face Villa and World Cup, Liverpool Down 2 Teams
Face Villa and World Cup, Liverpool Down 2 Teams


Liverpool - Liverpool have decided to stay in the English League Cup. As a result lapse of a day, The Reds Liverpool fielded two different teams because Liverpool also appeared in the Club World Cup.

Liverpool's escape to the quarterfinals of the English League Cup last week caused a polemic. The duel against Aston Villa at Villa Park is scheduled for December 17 or the day before the Club World Cup semifinals.

Liverpool will appear in the competition with Champions League status. Initially, Liverpool had asked for the English Football League (EFL) to change the schedule to early January or Liverpool would step down.

Ready to Fight Villa team - Villa Park

However, after discussions over the past week, Liverpool finally agreed to continue to appear on schedule to face Villa. As a consequence, The Red Liverpool will field two teams within 24 hours.

There is a possibility Liverpool will bring their first team to Doha, Qatar, to appear in the Club World Cup accompanied by Juergen Klopp. Meanwhile, the Liverpool reserve team inhabited by many young players will be deployed to face Villa with Pep Lijnders accompanying.

This decision was taken by Liverpool and the EFL to avoid clashes with other schedules in January, such as the FA Cup and the English League cup.

Quoted Opta, Liverpool last played an interval of 24 hours while still trained Kenny Dalglish in December 1986. At that time Liverpool lost 0-1 to Manchester United on Boxing Day before winning 1-0 over Sheffield Wednesday the day after.

"This is not an ideal scenario but we have decided this for the good of the competition, the two clubs, and also us," the Liverpool official said.

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