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Liverpool could be kicked out of Carabao Cup after fielding potential ineligible player

It has been reported this morning that Liverpool could be kicked out of the Carabao Cup as the English Football League investigate potential ineligible player.

An investigation has been launched following the 2-0 victory at Stadium MK on earlier this week as it emerged one of Liverpool’s players may not have met the registration criteria.

While the player is yet to be revealed by the EFL, a spokesman told The Athletic: “We are currently considering the matter.”

Caoimhin Kelleher, Ki-Jana Hoever, Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster and Curtis Jones all started the match and Herbie Kane, Pedro Chirivella and Sepp van den Berg came off the bench.

A Reds spokesman confirmed: “The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players.

“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.”

The EFL rules of Carabao Cup registration state that players for top-flight clubs must be ‘registered and eligible to participate in a Premier League match commencing at the same time and on the same date as the Competition match in accordance with the Premier League Rules’.

‘Players registered on a temporary basis will not be eligible to play unless the Club holding his full registration gives its written consent. (Also) no player shall play for more than one Club in the Cup Competition in any one Season’.

Liverpool could be thrown out of the competition if they are found guilty of breaching these rules.

Though some say that would be harsh after Sunderland were fined in 2014 when they fielded the ineligible Ji Dong-Won against MK Dons.


After reading up that Liverpool could be kicked out of the Carabao Cup for potentially fielding an ineligible player, some fans took to laugh at them – read up on those tweets on the next page.


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