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Liverpool roars to Wembley despite Fulham fighting back

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Liverpool roars to Wembley despite Fulham fighting back


Liverpool had a significant evening on Wednesday as they secured their spot in the Carabao Cup final with a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their semi-final against Fulham.


Luis Diaz's goal in the first half eventually ensured a total win of 3-2 for the Reds. Despite Issa Diop's late equalizer at Craven Cottage, the Reds remained resolute and have now guaranteed a match against Chelsea at Wembley next month.


Diaz makes a breakthrough

Liverpool took the lead early on, scoring a goal in less than 11 minutes. Diaz received a precise diagonal cross from Jarell Quansah and managed to shoot the ball inside Bernd Leno's near post. This is a significant milestone for the Colombian player, as he has achieved something unprecedented while representing the team in a red jersey.


Diaz, who netted six goals in his first half-season at Infield and five goals in a season marred by injury, has now accumulated a total of seven goals in all competitions this season.


Undoubtedly, he stands alone as the only Reds player who has successfully scored in all four prestigious competitions of the 2023-24 season: the Premier League, Europa League, Emirates FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. The significance of his objective was immeasurable, propelling his team to Wembley.


Young people emerge victorious

The Liverpool team that played at Craven Cottage was a mix of experienced players with several accolades and young, up-and-coming players. The team selected by Jürgen Klopp had an average age of 24 years and 194 days, making it the youngest team Liverpool has put forth in a significant semi-final since 2001.


Academy prospects Quansah and Conor Bradley both put in excellent defensive displays, while Caoimhin Kelleher held strong to deny Harry Wilson and Raul Jimenez as Fulham surged ahead in the second half. Klopp also demonstrated his trust in teenage Bobby Clark by bringing him in during the last moments of the match, as the away side successfully maintained their lead.


The future at Infield is promising, without a doubt.


Klopp has a remarkable record of success in the semi-finals.

Under Klopp's management, Liverpool has made it to the championship game nine times in 10 seasons. Their only loss was against Southampton in the 2017 League Cup. Despite losing the first match 2-1, they won the second game 2-1 under pressure from Fulham. The players in red and the visiting supporters celebrated as the game ended.


And the League Cup kings are Liverpool.

Liverpool has a great track record in the League Cup and will play their 14th final next month, their third under Klopp. They aim to secure their 10th win in the tournament, adding to their unbeatable 9 victories.

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