In his FA Cup final pre-match interview, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side could not ‘beat’ Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final earlier this season. The Red Devils won 11-10 on penalties after 120 minutes without a goal.
Liverpool and Chelsea will once again lock horns in Saturday’s FA Cup final. The Reds beat Manchester City in the semi-final with high odds, while the Blues got the better of Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round.
Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead in an incredible shootout in the Carabao Cup final, with substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga making the only miss. Recounting the match, Klopp said, according to Liverpool ECHO:
“We didn’t ‘beat’ Chelsea. We won the penalty shootout. I’ve said a few times that without luck you have no chance, and luck was on our side that day. We know how good Chelsea is. Both teams will go for it. “
Romelu Lukaku’s performance could decide Chelsea’s fate in FA Cup final against Liverpool
Considering the form the Reds have shown this season, it wouldn’t be unfair to consider them candidates for the FA Cup final. They have a great manager, a talented squad and impressive mental strength, making them a tough team to beat.
Chelsea, which lost last year’s FA Cup final to Leicester City, will be looking to make amends. However, to beat the Reds, the Blues can ask for something extraordinary from a player many have beaten. Romelu Lukaku, who has been a storm in the last few games, will likely be a key player for the London side this weekend.
Scoring three goals in the last two matches, the Belgian is brimming with confidence.
He seems to have improved his fitness, looks a lot more dedicated on the pitch and displays impressive tenacity. If he brings his Class A game to Wembley Stadium on Saturday, the Reds are likely to have a long and difficult night.
A Liverpool win means their quadruple hopes will be alive. The Red Devils are engaged in a tight Premier League title race with Manchester City. They are also present in the Champions League final.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-we-didn-t-beat-chelsea-liverpool-manager-jurgen-klopp-offers-interesting-perspective-carabao-cup-final-ahead-fa-cup-showdown?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “We didn’t ‘beat’ Chelsea” – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp offers interesting perspective on Carabao Cup final ahead of FA Cup showdown