Liverpool challenge Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium


Premier League

Article writer Abdulghani Al-Aseeli

Today, fans of the round witch are waiting for the expected summit that will bring together the professional Liverpool in its ranks, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, against Chelsea at exactly six thirty in the evening, at Wembley Stadium in the League Cup final.

Liverpool, led by its German coach, Klopp, seeks to win the ninth title to be the leader in the most English club winning the title, as it is equal to Manchester City in the most crowning.

The Reds won the League Cup 8 times, the last of which was in the 2011-2012 season, and runners-up on 4 occasions, which is the most crowning of the championship with Manchester City, while Chelsea won the title on 5 times, the last of which was in the 2014-2015 season, and was runner-up in 3 occasions.

The Portuguese Diego Jota returns to participate with Liverpool against Chelsea after recovering, while the Brazilian Firmino continues his absence from the crucial site.

On the other hand, German coach Thomas Tuchel dreams of adding a new title to him with the Blues after winning the European Champions League, the European Super and finally the Club World Cup.

Chelsea qualified for the final of the League Cup after defeating Tottenham in the semi-finals with a score of three goals in the two matches, while Liverpool qualified after achieving a big victory over Arsenal with a score of two goals without a response in the second leg of the semi-final after the first leg ended in a goalless draw. .

Chelsea and Liverpool are in high spirits in light of the distinguished results achieved by the two teams in the last period, which increases the difficulty of today’s summit, as Mohamed Salah and his companions were able to reduce the difference with Manchester City, the leaders of the English Premier League, while the Blues won a landslide victory over Leeds United by 6 0 in the last round of the Premier League.

Liverpool also managed to settle the first leg of the 16th round of the Champions League at the expense of Inter Milan with two goals without a response at the St. Cyr stadium, while Chelsea put forward in the quarter-finals after defeating Lille in France with a clean double.

Mohamed Salah hopes to win the title to continue his brilliance with Liverpool this season, whether in the English Premier League or the European Champions League, where the Egyptian star reached the 152th goal in the Reds shirt in all competitions.

Mohamed Salah participated in 7 matches with Liverpool in the Champions League, and is ranked third in the list of scorers with 8 goals, behind Ivorian Sebastian Heller, the Dutch striker, Ajax, who leads with 10 goals, and then the Polish Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich's runner-up with 9 goals.

He is also the undisputed top scorer in the English Premier League this season, with 19 goals, 7 goals behind his closest rival, Diego Jota, his colleague in Liverpool as well.

The last two matches between Chelsea and Liverpool ended in a 1-1 and 2-2 draw in the Premier League this season.

For his part, German Thomas Tuchel commented on the Liverpool match, saying in the match press conference: “I think they are candidates with 51 or 55% because of their current level.”

At the same time, he stressed that matches against his compatriot, Jurgen Klopp, the Reds coach, are always difficult, adding, "It is a great challenge, a great occasion, but I feel very competitive."

Tuchel added, "The last three games between us were draws, we will find a winner somehow on Sunday, we feel confident because we have everything it takes for that, now we need to show that."

And about Lukaku, the team striker, Tuchel said, “He is an important player, if you pay a lot of money for one player, there is a lot of focus on him, if you look from a small angle, he played a lot of games from the beginning for us, maybe the same with Jorginho, he became physically tired. ".

And Tuchel sent a message to the players, saying, "I don't think you will care about the final the day before or the day before, you care about the final on a daily basis, principles, correct behaviour. When tension builds, we try to provide less information, it's not the time for crazy things Crazy conversations.

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