Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool might withdraw from the Carabao Cup after beating Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool may have to skip the next round.

Liverpool made it through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after a truly incredible game against Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp didn't name a single first-choice player in his squad, instead opting to mix the experience of squad players with teenagers.

Arsenal, on the other hand, named a relatively strong team that also saw Mesut Ozil return to the side.

What transpired was a remarkable game of football that never really stopped producing quality.

Liverpool started wonderfully well and took the lead through a Shrokdan Mustafi own goal but Arsenal responded in style.

The Gunners were 3-1 up before long as Lucas Torreira scored an equaliser and Gabriel Martinelli grabbed a brace.

James Milner pulled one back from the spot and then came half-time - it was breathless.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles restored Arsenal's two-goal lead but Liverpool were level just eight minutes later as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi scored two wonderful goals.

They were topped, however, by Joe Willock's incredible strike on 70 minutes.

And just when it looked as though the goals may have dried up, Origi grabbed a 94th-minute equaliser to send to game to penalties.

Curtis Jones scored the winning penalty to beat Arsenal.

Dani Ceballos was the only miss of the shootout, allowing local-lad Curtis Jones to send Liverpool into a quarter-final that they might not even play.

Yes, according to Klopp, Liverpool might have to sit it out and take the elimination.

That's because the games are set to be played on the 17th and 18th of December - precisely when the Reds are off playing the Club World Cup.

"If they can't find the proper date for us - and I don't mean 3am on Christmas Day - then we can't play the game and we don't go through," Klopp told reporters after the game.

Fingers crossed the organisers find a way to make things work because as it stands, this fantastic game of football may have all been for nothing.

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