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first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 6:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link601Shares Advertisement Pedro Chirivella’s appearance against MK Dons nearly cost Liverpool a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)Liverpool will face Arsenal in the next round of the Carabao Cup after they escaped with a fine for fielding an ineligible player during last week’s win over MK Dons.‘The club accepts the judgement, outcome and punishment imposed by the EFL,’ said a Liverpool spokesperson.‘We believe it is proportionate with the technical indiscretion committed and will be making no further representations.‘Even though there were mitigating factors, which were beyond out control and jurisdiction, we believe it appropriate we apologise to the competition’s governing body and also to MK Dons.’ADVERTISEMENTLiverpool were hit with a £200,000 punishment,  after Pedro Chirivella made a second half appearance, his first for his club in three years following loan spells at Go Ahead Eagles, Willem II and Extremadura, without having been given an international transfer certificate.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The player was always contracted to Liverpool FC during this period, and the reason he was not eligible was because the club did not have the relevant international clearance following expiry of an earlier loan agreement,’ said an EFL spokesperson.‘The club’s breach was in part due to challenges it encountered with securing correct international clearance and subsequent ability to include the player on teamsheets despite lack of clearance. As a result the board concluded the most appropriate sanction was a financial penalty.’Liverpool, whose passage through to the next round was secured thanks to goals from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever, will now take on Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Anfield on October 29.MORE: Sadio Mane and Naby Keita warn Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp about Red Bull Salzburg’s supportMORE: Erling Haaland & Dominik Szoboszlai: The two Red Bull Salzburg wonderkids that can trouble Liverpool Liverpool to face Arsenal as Jurgen Klopp’s side escape Carabao Cup expulsioncenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFifa presidential candidate Luis Figo on Wednesday disputed the Confederation of African Football’s claim that all 54 votes from the continent will go to incumbent Sepp Blatter in the presidential elections next month.The former Portugal international, in Egypt at the CAF Congress to canvass for votes, told Reuters he did not believe all Africa was solidly behind Blatter, who seeks re-election on May 29 against Figo, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussain of Jordan and the Dutch football association president Michael van Praag.“I feel there’s a lot of respect for CAF among all the African federations but I’m positive that [CAF president] Mr [Eisa] Hayatou did not speak in the name of the 54 members of the confederation,” said the former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder.“Even when he [Hayatou] announced he would support Blatter, we could notice a difference from past congresses when a statement like that normally is followed by a standing ovation.“This time we heard just a normal applause, which confirms my idea that a lot of African countries understand and agree with the need to change for the better of everyone, especially the national associations.“In fact there were federation presidents who ensured me they would vote for me but they were reluctant to say this out loud because they feared reactions against them, their federations and even their countries,” said Figo. “It‘s also to end this kind of atmosphere that I decided to be a candidate. Football should be about a beautiful game and people should be able to express themselves freely and openly.”The CAF congress in Cairo ended on Tuesday with Hayatou declaring Africa’s complete support for Blatter’s re-election but on all previous occasions when the CAF chief has promised a block of African votes, many have broken ranks.When Blatter came to power in 1998, Hayatou pledged Africa’s votes to rival Lennart Johansson of Sweden but most defied him to vote Blatter into power.When Hayatou stood against Blatter in 2002, almost half the African countries voted for the Swiss rather than their own confederation president.last_img read more