Will no one defend the League Cup? The unloved would-be victim of Project Big


Premier League, Champions League, Premier League, Champions League, Premier League, Champions League, Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester United may not have got their way just yet but their fixture lists for the next month seem to contain a glimpse of the future they envisage.

Liverpool face Everton and Manchester City, plus Champions League semi-finalists and quarter-finalists from the last two seasons, albeit Ajax and Atalanta. United have Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and last season’s runners-up and semi-finalists, in Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. There is no repeat of their relatively recent October dates with Swansea, Middlesbrough and Norwich in the League Cup, because there is no League Cup until December.



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