Football top club FC Liverpool has missed a reassuring starting position for entering the final of the English League Cup.
The team of team manager Jürgen Klopp did not get more than 0-0 in the semi-final first leg against Arsenal despite being outnumbered for more than an hour.
So before the second leg next Thursday in London it is completely open who will meet Chelsea in the final on February 27th.
Although Arsenal were outnumbered after the 24th minute by ex-Gladbacher Granit Xhaka, the game-determining Klopp team rarely created promising scoring chances at Anfield.
Liverpool FC does not hit the empty goal
Takumi Minamino missed Liverpool’s greatest opportunity in the 90th minute when he fired over the almost empty goal from seven yards.
The first leg was originally scheduled for January 6, but the match was postponed due to alleged corona cases in the Reds team.
It is now clear that only Trent Alexander-Arnold’s positive test was correct, all others were false positives, reported Klopp, who had become infected himself at the beginning of January.
Chelsea, led by team manager Thomas Tuchel, had already prevailed against last year’s finalists Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday and reached the final for the first time since 2015. The Blues, who had already won the first leg 2-0, won the second leg of the semifinals 1-0 thanks to a goal from international Antonio Rüdiger.