FA Cup Final LIVE: Chelsea vs Liverpool latest updates – Reds start brightly at Wembley

FA Cup Final LIVE: Chelsea vs Liverpool latest updates – Reds start brightly at Wembley


‘It’s another tough one’ – Klopp on Liverpool’s FA Cup final against Chelsea

Follow live coverage of the FA Cup final as Liverpool take on Chelsea in what promises to be another Wembley classic. It’s less than three months since the sides last met in the cup final, as Liverpool prevailed on penalties to win the Carabao Cup and kicked off their quest for an unprecedented treble. It remains a possibility for Jurgen Klopp’s side even as Manchester City edge closer to the Premier League title, but Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel will be out for revenge as they aim to win the competition for the ninth time.

Chelsea will also be desperate to avoid becoming the first team in FA Cup history to lose three consecutive finals, having been beaten by Leicester and Arsenal in 2021 and 2020 respectively. Tuchel guided the Blues to the final despite the uncertainty hanging over the club following Roman Abramovich’s sanction, and the era of Todd Boehly’s ownership now has the chance to kick off with a new trophy.

Liverpool, meanwhile, haven’t featured in an FA Cup final since 2012, where they lost to Chelsea, and must go back to their Steven Gerrard-inspired win in 2006 for their last triumph in this competition. These are different times under Klopp, however, but as their bid for multiple titles this season nears its climatic end, the stakes get higher too. Follow Chelsea’s live coverage against Liverpool in the 2022 FA Cup Final, below:

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

18 mins: Mateo Kovacic runs down the right side of the field and is taken off by a sliding tackle from Thiago Alcantara. The Liverpool midfielder avoids a booking but Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous area. Marcos Alonso and Reece James stand overhead but it’s Alonso who whips the ball into the penalty area and sends it straight into Alisson’s hands.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 5:04 p.m.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

15 mins: Another corner for Liverpool is curled up in the middle of the box. Lukaku is there again to win the initial ball and his clearance is called off for a throw-in. Liverpool quickly take it and switch play to the left side of the field where Reece James and Naby Keita battle for possession and the ball goes out of cheek. Keita touched it last so it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 5:00 p.m.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

12 minutes: Thiago Silva remained on the ground after this attack, holding his leg. He helped off the pitch for treatment and looks a bit sore but will continue for Chelsea. Malang Sarr was sent to warm up by Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea try to keep the ball and pass to Marcos Alonso on the left wing. He comes under pressure and tries to pass it on to Lukaku only for Virgil van Dijk to get past the striker and win the Reds’ header.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:58 p.m.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

9 mins: Luck! Huge moment in the game. Liverpool begins to win. Chelsea lose possession in midfield and the ball springs towards Trent Alexander-Arnold. He passes through the defense with the outside of his right foot and plays Luis Diaz in the box.

He has Mo Salah with him but decides to shoot himself and shoots Edouard Mendy in the chest. The ball went out at the edge of the area but Thiago Silva where Naby Keita runs over it and smokes an effort next to the right post.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:55 p.m.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

6 mins: Jorginho takes a knock and needs a moment to recover as Liverpool win a corner. Trent Alexander-Arnold hits it from the right side but Romelu Lukaku signals the Blues clear.

Liverpool recover the lost ball and guide it to Mo Salah. He tries to throw him into the box from the right but Jorginho is quickly crossed to tackle him for Chelsea.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:53 p.m.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

3 mins: It was a cautious start as both teams try to train each other. Edouard Mendy floats the ball down the right side of the pitch where Reece James works it up to Romelu Lukaku. It is closed by Ibrahima Konaté who recovers the ball for Liverpool and ends the attack of Chelsea.

The Reds send the ball over to Luis Diaz who drives Trevoh Chalobah and weaves into the box. He crosses it from the left and almost chooses Thiago Alcantara’s run but the midfielder cannot touch to bring it home.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:51 p.m.

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Kick-off: Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

Chelsea – dressed in the yellow jersey – start the game with a long ball on the pitch. There is a bit of header interaction before the ball drops to Liverpool who try to play Mo Salah down the right quickly only for the diagonal pass to jump out of play.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:46 p.m.

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Chelsea v Liverpool

The warm-ups are over and it’s almost time to kick off. Which direction will this one go?

All three meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool have ended in draws this season, with Liverpool winning the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout.

Are we heading for a similar scenario this afternoon?

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Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:40 p.m.

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Jurgen Klopp on the trophies won for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said his players are set to enjoy a “special game” at Wembley but laments the schedule which will cut short any celebration should the Reds win the trophy today. He said:

“It’s a busy season, but it’s never going to happen that the FA Cup is just a normal game. It’s a special game and, for some, the most important of their careers. We want to take advantage of it and deliver for our people.

“We couldn’t celebrate the Carabao Cup because we played three days later. If we win the FA Cup, it’s the same thing. We made a parade with Dortmund when we won the cup. He was tall. Now we play Southampton instead of a possible parade.

“I have never won the FA Cup before and most of my players have never won it before. We are really looking forward to this opportunity.

“The boys have worked really hard to get here, with all the different challenges over the year.

“It’s now a massive final for us and I’m really happy that we’re part of it. We always gave everything to get to the final [previously]we just didn’t make it.

Michael JonesMay 14, 2022 4:35 p.m.

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