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Jurgen Klopp’s ready to accept cup ruling

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp says the Reds ‘need to get’ punished if they made a mistake with paperwork for their Carabao Cup tie at MK Dons, although he does not believe they did.

The issue surrounds midfielder Pedro Chirivella (pictured), who came off the bench in the 2-0 win, and the absence of an international transfer certificate — required after he returned from a loan spell in Spain last season.

‘I cannot say too much about it,’ said Klopp. ‘What I can say if it was our fault alone then probably we need to get punished. I am not sure we really made a mistake. It didn’t happen on purpose but my only real concern is the player.

‘He could not play half a year in Spain and if he were not allowed to play now until it is sorted that would be the biggest problem.’