Liverpool have confirmed their plans to field two separate squads to compete in both the Club World Cup and their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa, and some fans of the West Midlands’ side have been speaking out following Jurgen Klopp’s comments on the situation.
With the two fixtures coinciding, Liverpool will attempt to win the games at both Villa Park and in Qatar, despite Klopp’s previous request for the English Football League (EFL) to reconsider scheduling their tie with Dean Smith’s side.
The Liverpool boss, as reported by James Pearce of The Athletic, said to reporters: “Can we ask Aston Villa to come to Qatar and we play the game over there?”
Klopp on playing two games in two days: “Can we ask Aston Villa to come to Qatar and we play the game over there?” #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) November 5, 2019
Whilst a manager as jovial as the German coach could easily have been speaking in jest, these Villa fans were quick to respond to the Liverpool manager’s comments, with a number asking the Champions League-winning boss to pay for their travel to Qatar.
Here are some of the best reactions from these Villa fans following the confirmation of Klopp’s comments.
As long as you pay for fans to go over there then yes
— Ben Wright (@Benztheking316) November 5, 2019
If season ticket holders get free travel I’m up for it
— david clarke (@Daveofavfc) November 5, 2019
Fly 40000 of us over then and hotels as well
— Lewis (@LewispAVFC) November 5, 2019
All expenses paid
— Daniel Stachura (@danielstchr) November 5, 2019
Only if they are paying for flights and hotels for a our fans as well
— Andrew Gardiner (@AndrewjG79) November 5, 2019
If you’re paying Jurgen
— Keaton Gibbs (@xK3at) November 6, 2019