Liverpool meet Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final and have been warned by Blues winger Christian Pulisic that his side are ready to fight and grind to win the cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Liverpool have been warned that Chelsea are ‘ready to fight’ for the Carabao Cup when the two sides meet on Sunday.
The Blues head into the tie having already won the FIFA Club World Cup and winger Christian Pulisic has said that his side will go into the final ready to fight and grind for the win.
It’s a cup competition in which manager Jurgen Kopp has had a mixed history, complaining in the past about the demands the League Cup places on squads during a busy winter fixture list.
Meanwhile, former Reds playmaker Philippe Coutinho has said he doesn’t regret leaving the club in 2018 to join Spanish giants Barcelona.
Blues ‘ready to fight’
Those defeats have left the side even more determined to not be on the losing side at Wembley Stadium against Liverpool.
Winger Christian Pulisic has warned the Reds that his side will be turning up ready to fight and grind to win.
“It is about grinding, fighting and winning that one-off game. That’s what we are going to do; hopefully we are going to get it done this time.”
Klopp’s Carabao Cup complaints
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have a mixed relationship with the Carabao Cup.
Having reached the final this season, it provides the team with one of the few trophies that has eluded them under the German’s successful reign.
However, Klopp has often complained about the scheduling of the domestic competition.
Coutinho has no regrets
Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa and hit the ground running.
The on-loan midfielder has looked like the player that left Anfield for Spain all those years ago before struggling to fit in at Barcelona.
Asked if he regretted leaving the Reds in 2018, Coutinho said it was a move he had to make.
“At that moment I had a decision to make and I don’t regret it.”