TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Ahead of the Chelsea vs Liverpool match in the final of the English League Cup or Carabao Cup tonight, 27 February 2022, the Reds confirmed that Diogo Jota had the opportunity to play in that match. Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino is confirmed to be absent.
Jota and Firmino both suffered injuries when Liverpool beat Inter Milan 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 at the San Siro, Wednesday, February 16.
Diogo Jota has an ankle injury, while Firmino has a muscle problem. Both are showing progress in their recovery, although only Jota has a chance to play.
“Bobby (Firmino) we have to see in the next two days. He has tried hard to be able to play in the final, but he will not be played,” Liverpool assistant coach Pepijn Lijnders told the media on Friday, as quoted from the club’s official website. .
“We hope he’ll be back soon because you all saw and know how important he is to our game so I’m glad he’s pushing himself. Hopefully he’ll be back soon.”
“Jota, so far no other reactions have been experienced, so he is on track. He is not ruled out but still it will be a challenge.”
Lijnders added that there is no concern with the new injury suffered by goalkeeper Coaimhin Kelleher ahead of this final.
“I think Coaimh is a very good example. If you look at him, he will play the final, if everything goes well, of course, in training,” said Lijnders.
Liverpool will win their first title of the season if they beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London, tonight. The match is scheduled to take place from 23.30 WIB with broadcast MolaTV.
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