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Liverpool to face Chelsea in League Cup final

Liverpool secured their place in the League Cup final against Chelsea despite a tense 1-1 draw with Fulham in the semi-final second leg.

Luis Diaz gave Liverpool an early lead, but Issa Diop’s late goal for Fulham made for a nervy finish. Liverpool narrowly held on, clinching a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Jurgen Klopp praised the team’s performance, especially the young players, and expressed excitement about the upcoming final against Chelsea. Liverpool, with a record nine League Cup wins, will face Chelsea, who have won the trophy five times.

Liverpool were without Mohamed Salah due to a serious hamstring injury sustained during the Africa Cup of Nations. However, their recent win against Bournemouth has extended their lead in the Premier League, and they continue to compete in the FA Cup and Europa League, raising the possibility of a quadruple trophy haul.

The match saw Liverpool dominate early on, with Diaz scoring the opening goal. Fulham had their chances but failed to capitalize until Diop’s late goal added drama to the match. Liverpool ultimately held on to secure their place in the final.