Liverpool will be playing Aston Villa in Birmingham in the EFL Cup quarterfinal on December 17, before facing whoever our opponent is in the Club World Championships in Doha a day later!
This has been confirmed by BBC Sport, who state that we’ll be fielding two entirely different teams – with common consensus suggesting a mixed U18 and U23 side will play Villa, with the first-team over in Qatar to get the Gold Badge on our shirts.
Liverpool have actually played twice in two days before under Jurgen Klopp, but it was in two friendlies during the summer of 2016.
We thrashed Barcelona at Wembley, before getting a hiding in Germany by Mainz!
— Out of context liverpool (@outofcontextIfc) October 29, 2019
In official matches, it’s been almost 35 years since it happened – according to Opta – who describe our defeat to Manchester United and victory over Sheffield Wednesday during the 1986 festive period.
2 – Liverpool will play two competitive games in the space of two days (Dec 17th/18th) for the first time since December 1986 under Kenny Dalglish when they lost 0-1 to Man Utd on Boxing Day before beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on the 27th, both in the top-flight. Congestion. pic.twitter.com/8I9Pi6hVcS
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2019
Jurgen Klopp will have to get on a plane straight after the EFL Cup tie and get to the Middle East in time for the semi-final.