Some Liverpool fans can’t believe that their club will have to play two games in two games in two different continents in December.
Liverpool reached the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup last mid-week by beating Arsenal on penalties. The game ended 5-5 in normal time, with Jurgen Klopp’s men progressing on penalties.
They face Aston Villa in the next round, but they will also have the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final game around the same time. Earlier today, it was confirmed that the Reds will play in two different competitions in two different continents in just a couple of days.
Liverpool to play two teams in two continents in 24-hours. The Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa will be played on Tuesday, December 17 at the club’s request. The semi-final of Club World Cup in Qatar on December 18.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 5, 2019
Some fans can’t believe what they are reading, as it is unique for a club to play two games in 24 hours.
That’s absolutely insane
— Emily D??na (@emilydona7) November 5, 2019
— phil (@philchapter) November 5, 2019
— Terry Dobbins (@travel_blagger) November 5, 2019
— Thomas Jensen (@sunnavigator100) November 5, 2019
The club is currently at the top of the Premier League table, six points clear of second-placed Manchester City. Both of them play each other in what promises to be a spicy affair at Anfield on Sunday.
The club’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final last season means that they will take part of the FIFA Club World Cup, starting in the semi-final. Klopp’s men are yet to know their opponents.
Some fans feel that the games on the 17th and 18th of December will be the perfect chance for the club to play a Reserves’ side in the senior game.
Youths against villa
— ~ (@RoamingCF) November 5, 2019
Just split the squad in half add the fringe players and youngsters win both the squad v villa flys out to meet up with the rest of the squad for the final of the club world cup final
— Craigtrav77 (@craigtrav77) November 5, 2019
Liverpool’s fixture list in December is a packed one. Apart from the game in Qatar, they have Everton at home on the 5th of December, followed by a trip to Bournemouth two days later.
Two days later, Klopp’s men will travel to Austria to lock horns with Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League.
Four days later, they will host Watford at home, followed by the League Cup and Club World Cup games, following which they will have a break of a week before facing Leicester away from home.
What do we think?
Winning the Champions League does come with these eventual burdens. Liverpool can’t avoid it. The best that they can do is play younger players in the League Cup game and take the senior side to Qatar.
The game against Arsenal saw Klopp field youngsters and that could be a huge sign of things to come in the game against the Villains next month.