Liverpool will face Chelsea, whose level varies, and the “chaos” in its performance sometimes embarrasses adults, which is what happened with Manchester City, which failed to defeat the “Blues” in two matches this season.

But the final has its own special situation, and this Sunday, Liverpool will be the favorite, and the closest, to achieving its tenth title in the tournament in which it holds the record.

Farewell Klopp

Concerns revolve around the idea that the League Cup will be the last championship that Klopp will achieve with Liverpool, as it is very possible that he will lose the other titles in his final season, given the intensity of the competition.

These fears may mean that Liverpool players will give a very big match, for their coach, in order to ensure that he gets a title in his final season.

Hunger for titles

As for Chelsea, it will be hungry to end a 6-year “drought” during which the team went without any local title.

The Blues have a good opportunity to achieve the title, as Liverpool may be without its most prominent attacking elements, and Chelsea will enter with full ranks.

Final date

The final will be held at the famous Wembley Stadium, and more than 85,000 spectators are expected to attend, and the summit will begin at 3 pm GMT.

the date

This is the third final match between the two teams in just two years, after they previously played the final of the tournament in 2022, as well as the FA Cup final in the same year, and Liverpool won them on penalties, after the original and extra time in the two matches ended in a scoreless draw.

This is also the third final between the two teams in the League Cup, after they also met in the final match of the 2004-2005 season, unlike the 2021-2022 season, and Chelsea won the title at that time after winning 3-2 at the Millennium Stadium in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

Liverpool, which is competing in the 14th League Cup final, is seeking to win the title for the tenth time in its history and enhance its record as the most winning team in the tournament, the first edition of which was launched in the 1960-1961 season, where it is currently one title away from its closest rival, Manchester City.

As for Chelsea, which is playing in the tenth final of the competition, it dreams of winning the Championship Cup for the sixth time, to equal the number of titles won by Manchester United, which is in third place on the list of clubs that have won the most titles.

Salah's participation

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders announced that the participation of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah in the League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday will depend on his readiness.

Lijnders said during a press conference on Friday that Liverpool will continue to monitor the fitness of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Dominik Soboslaj before facing Chelsea.

He added: “We have a crazy schedule again, so we play every 3 days. We really have to see what happens with Dominik Soboslai, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah.”

He continued: “There are two training sessions remaining, then we will check whether Salah, Nunez and Soboslai can participate, and then we can make a decision at the last minute.”

Salah suffered from muscle fatigue and did not play Liverpool's match against Luton Town last Wednesday, which the Reds won in four. He also missed Soboslai, Noyes, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota due to various injuries.

Liverpool is looking forward to facing Chelsea to achieve its first title this season and dedicate it to its German coach, Jurgen Klopp, who will leave the team at the end of the current season.

In this context, Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota were officially excluded from facing Chelsea.