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Check out team news, preview and more as Reds go up against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final
Match Preview: Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool heads into the Carabao Cup final tonight to take on Chelsea. The Reds are in fine form across all competitions, having hammered Leeds by 6 goals in their last game.
Klopp’s men beat Arsenal 2-0 on the aggregate in the League Cup semi final to play this final. On the other hand, Chelsea dominated Spurs across both legs in the semi final to qualify for the final.
Liverpool have become used to silverware under manager Klopp lately. Of course, a League Cup may not be as shiny as the Premier League UCL trophy, but the Reds will go all guns blazing for it.
The two German masterminds will once again come head to head in this final. While the Reds might be favourites for this game, the last time Liverpool underestimated Chelsea they almost paid dearly for it.
Team News: Liverpool v Chelsea
Jurgen Klopp will have to contend with Brazilian Roberto Firmino being out for this game. His other center forward, Diogo Jota will also be out a major question mark for the final tonight.
The Portuguese forward picked up an ankle injury in the game against Inter Milan and has since been out. Nevertheless, he may still be seen on the bench.
Other than the two forwards, Reds have their whole squad ready for the game. Luiz Diaz, Sadio Mane and Moh Salah are expected to head the forward line.
Predicted Starting XIs: Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz
Liverpool 3 – 1 Chelsea
Chelsea have been unbeaten across all competitions since their PL game against City in mid of January. Still, we expect the Reds to prove to be too much for the Blues to chew.
With Moh Salah and Sadio Mane in form, any backline would be worried. Moh Salah and Mane both bagged a brace midweek, as if in preparation for this final.