Liverpool have avoided being thrown out of the Carabao Cup for breaking EFL rules during their match with MK Dons, but have been handed a £200k fine for their actions.
Initial fears were that the Premier League side would be expelled from the competition, but the EFL have seen it fit to impose a fine instead. Liverpool are due to play Arsenal in the next round of the Carabao Cup, and will now be able to play that match after the £200k fine was issued to them.
A statement from the EFL read as such: "
"The circumstances leading to this breach are that Liverpool FC had not received international clearance for their existing contracted registered player, Pedro Chirivella Burgos, on expiry of his loan agreement last Season with Spanish club Extremadura Union Deportiva.
"The Club will be liable for the suspended sum of £100,000, plus an additional sanction, if they were to again field an ineligible player in the Carabao Cup between now and the end of next season."