Legitimacy of Schmeichel and Dublin’s Liverpool cup draw questioned by some fans

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Liverpool were drawn to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup just days after the end of the World Cup and some supporters have called into question the legitimacy of the draw.

Following Manchester United’s victory over Aston Villa, Peter Schmeichel and Dion Dublin went from pundits and former players of the Old Trafford club to ‘impartial’ adjudicators for the fifth round draw.

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Slowed down footage of the pair drawing ourselves and Pep Guardiola’s team does look a little strange and many have suggested that both men ensured we drew each other.

Seeing as the ex-goalkeeper also asked “What number are United?”, before then drawing his former side as a home team – added further suspicion.

A fix, or a complete coincidence? Make your own mind up but it’s certainly caused a stir online.

You can watch the footage of Schmeichel and Dublin courtesy of Sky Sports (via @_JakeeLFC_ on Twitter):

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  1. When i read the draw, my first thought was that this was rigged, and I wondered if there was any impartiality in the draw. My suspicions are now confirmed.

  2. I knew there was some suspicion even before I read this article. Once city’s name came out, Dion took a extra long to pull out the ball and was doing a lot of shuffling with his hand in the bowl. I reckon he had picked up Liverpool ball and tried to disguise that he already had it in his hand before he pulled it out. Impossible to change now but it was a fix in my mind.

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