The Times report that EFL might force Liverpool to replay the Carabao Cup against MK Dons that Liverpool won 2-0 last Wednesday as a punishment for fielding Pedro Chirivella who was ineligible to play.
Klopp is reported to be ‘devastated’ and ‘terrified’ with such a prospect as the Reds’ hectic schedule is already full-packed and such distraction is the least the team needs with the Premier League title race against Man City gaining its momentum.
A fine, however, remains the most likely sanction while Carabao Cup expulsion is an outcome that shouldn’t be excluded as well.
According to other reports, the Merseysiders are blaming the FA for the administrative oversight and are hoping to be given a lesser punishment. The Reds insist they applied to the Football Association for Chirivella’s clearance multiple times back in July and believe they’ve done all they could to properly register the player.
Similar incidents have already happened in the history of the competition. West Ham were forced to replay their clash against Aston Villa in 1999 after breaching EFL’s rules the same way Liverpool allegedly did. While Sunderland in 2014 got away with a simple fine.