League Cup: Liverpool misses a good starting position against Arsenal


Liverpool FC have missed a reassuring starting position for entry into the English League Cup final. Team manager Jürgen Klopp’s team did not go further than 0-0 in the first leg of the semi-final against Arsenal, despite being outnumbered by more than an hour.

That means it’s all open for the return leg in London next Thursday to play Chelsea in the final on February 27.

Although Arsenal were outnumbered from the 24th minute after an emergency brake from ex-Gladbacher Granit Xhaka, the game-changing Klopp-Eleven at Anfield Road rarely developed promising opportunities. Takumi Minamino missed Liverpool’s biggest chance in the 90th minute when he shot over the almost empty goal from seven yards.

“We felt under pressure and it makes no sense, but we are people. We tried to win and it is difficult. We certainly didn’t create enough, but it ended 0-0. It’s half time,” he said. said Jürgen Klopp at the post-match press conference.

There was also a strange scene during the game. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka threw himself a painkiller shortly before the end of the game (78th). Two minutes later, the young Englishman had to leave the field.

Chelsea waiting for the final

The first leg was originally scheduled for January 6, but the game was postponed due to alleged corona cases in the Reds team. Now it is clear that only Trent Alexander-Arnold’s positive test was correct, all the others were false positives, Klopp reported, who had infected himself in early January.

On Tuesday, Chelsea and team manager Thomas Tuchel beat last year’s finalist Tottenham Hotspur and reached the final for the first time since 2015. The Blues, who had already won the first leg 2-0, won the semi-final from the first leg thanks to a goal from national player Antonio Rüdiger 1-0.

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