As stated in a statement published on the club’s official website, such a decision is not ideal, but it was made in the interests of the tournament, other clubs and Liverpool itself.

On December 17, Liverpool will play with Birmingham Aston Villa as part of the quarter finals of the League Cup, and on December 18 the match for the 1/2 finals of the club world championship will take place.

Thus, Liverpool for the first time since 1986 will play in two matches in a row for two days with completely different rosters. The last time the Merseysiders lost to Manchester United (0: 1) in the England Championship match on December 26, and the next day they beat Sheffield Wensday (1: 0).

Earlier it was reported that Milan wants to acquire Liverpool football player Lovren.