Klopp eyeing sixth trophy with Liverpool

 Klopp eyeing sixth trophy with Liverpool
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This is the first time that the same teams have met in the both the EFL Cup and FA Cup finals in the same season since Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday did so in 1993.

On 27 February, the Reds won a dramatic penalty shootout to secure the EFL Cup.

Since then, Klopp’s side have reached the Champions League final – where they will meet Real Madrid in Paris on 28 May – in addition to securing a place in the FA Cup final.

Klopp is the first manager to reach the finals of the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season.

Liverpool’s road to Wembley
RoundOpponentsResultScorers
3Shrewsbury Town (h)4-1Gordon, Fabinho (2), Firmino
4Cardiff City (h)3-1Jota, Minamino. Elliott
5Norwich City (h)2-1Minamino (2)
6Nottingham Forest (a)1-0Jota
Semi-finalManchester City (Wembley)3-2Konate, Mane (2)

Saturday’s final will be the 10th time Liverpool and Chelsea have met in three seasons.

Six Premier League meetings in that time have resulted in three wins for Klopp’s side, one victory for the Blues and two draws.

Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 the last time the sides met in the FA Cup, in March 2020 at the fifth-round stage.

Seven months earlier, Liverpool had defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul – one of five trophies the Reds have won since Klopp was appointed manager in October 2015.

But despite winning the Premier League, Champions League, League Cup, Fifa Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup, the FA Cup has so far eluded the German.

Will Klopp finally gets his hands on the famous trophy this weekend?

Did you know? Liverpool could win both of England’s domestic cup competitions in the same season for the first time since 2000-01.

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