Liverpool Threatened With Expulsion From The Carabao Cup After MK Dons Win
Liverpool could be ejected from the Carabao Cup for potentially fielding an ineligible player in their win over MK Dons on Wednesday, according to reports.
The Reds picked up a 2-0 victory over the League One side and will now face Arsenal in the fourth round.
But Liverpool might not face the Gunners should the EFL expel the club for playing Pedro Chirivella.
The 22-year-old Spanish midfielder is subject to the EFL's investigation amid possible issues over his international clearance.
And the EFL could hand down sanctions that potentially range from a fine to throwing Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup.
"The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players," a Liverpool spokesperson said.
"We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete."
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Chirivella, who came through Liverpool's youth academy, has had loan stints at Dutch sides Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II and Spanish club Extremadura in the last three seasons.
The EFL said that it is "currently considering the matter."
James Milner opened the scoring for Liverpool in the Carabao Cup clash with MK Dons before setting up 17-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever for the Reds' second.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who was named the Best FIFA Men's Coach on Monday, praised the ex-Manchester City man's performance and said he was a "real role model for young players."
He told BBC Sport: "The team had a lack of experience and a lack of rhythm and the player with the most experience and rhythm was the best player."
Liverpool, who are top of the Premier League by five points, will return to Premier League action today when they travel to Sheffield United.
Kick-off at Bramall Lane will be at 12:30pm UK time.
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