Liverpool might deal with expulsion from the Carabao Cup if they are discovered to have fielded an ineligible player in the triumph versus MK Dons on Wednesday.
The EFL is examining possible issues with the worldwide clearance of midfielder Pedro Chirivella, who began as an alternative in the 2-0 win.
Sanctions could vary from a fine to being ejected from the cup.
” The club know a possible administrative issue referring to among our players,” a club statement said.
Spaniard Chirivella, 22, was making his very first Liverpool look because May 2016 having actually been out on loan at Dutch sides Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II, plus Spain’s Extremadura, over the last 3 seasons.
” We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the truths of the matter and will be making no further remark until this process is total,” Liverpool’s statement continued.
The EFL included: “We are currently thinking about the matter.”
In 2014, Sunderland were fined by the Premier League and the EFL after they fielded a disqualified player in four league matches and a League Cup match.
The club admitted they made an administrative error with striker Ji Dong-won but were not deducted points or tossed out of the cup.
Liverpool beat MK Dons 2-0 thanks to goals from James Milner and Hoever, and are set to host a fourth-round tie against Toolbox at Anfield in the week commencing 28 October.