Leagues & CupsCarabao Cup Final: Liverpool to be without key players against Chelsea
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Carabao Cup Final: Liverpool to be without key players against Chelsea

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Liverpool will be without major key players when they face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday at Wembley, the club has announced on Friday.

The club’s first choice striker, Roberto Firmino has been ruled out of the final at Wembley, while Diogo Jota is still being assessed ahead of the cup final.

“Liverpool will continue to assess the fitness of Diogo Jota ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, but Roberto Firmino will not feature at Wembley.”

“Jota (ankle) and Firmino (muscle) have missed the Reds’ last two matches due to injury and the former is closer to a recovery than the latter.”

Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said: “Bobby we have to see in the next two days. He is pushing himself really hard but he will not be available for the final, to reach the squad.”

“We hope he will be back really soon because you all see and know and feel how important he is for our way of playing, so I am happy that he is pushing himself. Hopefully he is soon back.”

“Jota, so far no reaction on the things he did, so the straight-line running, the changes of direction and the ball work he did, so that’s a good sign. He isn’t ruled out but still it will be a challenge.”

Chelsea are looking to win their sixth League Cup title and a first since 2015 while Liverpool, who last won it in 2012 are targeting a ninth title.

A win for the Blues would mean that the club would only be left with the FA Cup and the English Premier League title to be won since Thomas Tuchel took over the reigns at the club last year.

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