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Explained: How & why Liverpool will play Club World Cup & Carabao Cup games back-to-back

Liverpool played a 5-5 thriller against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup round of 16 that ensured their progress to the quarter-finals of the competition, but victory only led to complications.

With the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup scheduled to be played the week of December 16, it would clash with Liverpool's involvement in the Club World Cup in Qatar, which takes place the same week.

Jurgen Klopp had previously criticised the congested fixture scheduling, stating: "I am not moaning, I am describing the situation.

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