Monday, June 17, 2024

Luiz Diaz goal books Liverpool a Carabao Cup final spot

Liverpool booked a place in the Carabao Cup final and a date with Chelsea thanks to a goal from Luiz Diaz.

The Red came into the match with a 2-1 advantage against Fulham and the lead was widened in the 11th minute when the Colombian finished off a perfect personal effort. Issa Diop pulled one in the 76th minute to end the clash in a tie.

The win booked the Reds their third final date with Chelsea in two years, In 2022, Liverpool defeated Chelsea in both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup final results which have seen Jurgen Klopp warn his players that the Blues will be out for revenge.

Klopp praised his players for coping up with the crowd at Craven Cottage that had been requested by Marco Silva to create a memorable atmosphere as it was their first League cup semi-final.

“I heard Marco’s press conference, I respect him so much. It was their most important game of the season – we knew what it meant to them. We had to show the outside world that we wanted it as much – and I saw that.

We could have put the game to bed but didn’t. Harry Wilson had a really good moment to be honest. We had to bring it over the line and we did. It feels great, the dressing room is really happy, we wanted it and we got it.

Everything great about the Carabao Cup final. Around that we have to be focused on all the other competitions as well and that is what we will do. It is so perfect. Wembley is a special place and I am really happy for everyone involved that they can have that experience.” said Jurgen Klopp

Marco Silva praised his players for showing ambition throughout the competition especially on their first game against Tottenham.

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