As part of fresh proposals, Liverpool can decide not to participate in League Cup in the future.
The football shenanigans this Wednesday
On Wednesday, Premier League teams will meet as shareholders. The idea is to explore potential changes to the domestic schedule beginning in 2024.
Replays in the FA Cup’s third and fourth rounds should be eliminated. And teams in Europe should be given the option to opt-out of the Carabao Cup.
According to some of the recommendations that will be put out under the banner of a “New Deal for Football.”
Clubs from the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League had the option of totally withdrawing or sending under-21 teams.
It is stated that the elimination of FA Cup replays from the rules is “inevitable” since it is “the simplest method for freeing up some time in the schedule calendar.” The Carabao Cup is viewed as an “essential money-spinner.” Especially for teams in the lower levels, and as a result, a “compromise approach” to the tournament’s destiny has been taken rather than trying to do away with it entirely.
Although both plans appear plausible from the perspective of Premier League teams, a decision is not anticipated this week.
Despite an amazing performance last season, Liverpool might skip the League Cup for new proposals
Liverpool should be viewed as an exception for their incredible attempt to win the quadruple last season. During which they won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. And with that advanced to the final day of both the Premier League and the Champions League.
In order to prevent overusing important players, clubs playing in Europe frequently deploy inferior teams in tournaments, notably the Carabao Cup.
Rarely, such as the absurd Liverpool Club World Cup and Carabao Cup collision of games at the end of 2019, have teams been forced to field a full starting lineup of academy players in cup matches.
With a winter World Cup this season, Jurgen Klopp has long argued for an easing of the fixture. Solely for the programme to lessen the strain on players.
The boss is unlikely to ever advocate for abolishing the Carabao Cup. Or forbidding lower-league teams from benefiting financially from these competitions, though.