By Paul Robinson

21st Nov, 2022 | 7:45am

Pundit can't believe Man City latest as 'farcical' news confirmed - 'this has never been seen before'

Paul Robinson fears Liverpool’s trip to Man City on 22 December will make a “farce” of the League Cup.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England goalkeeper said “it is laughable” that the fixture is scheduled straight after the World Cup final.

As confirmed by the Carabao Cup (10 November), Man City will host Liverpool at the Etihad in the fourth round of the League Cup. 

The fixture will take place on 22 December, just four days after the World Cup final. 

Therefore, any City or Liverpool players involved in the final are unlikely to be available for the clash. 

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the fixture schedule, Robinson said: “We are in uncharted territory. 

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“This has never been seen before.

“It is almost laughable for the next round of the League Cup to be a couple of days after the World Cup final.

“When you look at the Man City and Liverpool squads, there is good chance of a few of those players playing in the World Cup final.

“We know managers rest their players in the League Cup. But normally when these two sides meet they play their strongest side. I think that would be the case again if everyone is fit and available.

“Given the players that could be missing though, this competition could turn into a farce, it really could.” 

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