Southampton FC Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool

Asked if he had a message for Southampton FC, in his post-match press conference today following his side’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola responded: “Yes, I would say, beat Liverpool four-zero!”

Yes, the Premier League title race is still not totally settled as City dropped two points today, meaning Liverpool can creep back to within 1 point with a win Tuesday night. Of course, City would still clinch the league with a home win on Championship Sunday, regardless of what Liverpool do. [Read more…]

Mo Salah Provides Injury Update After Liverpool Win FA Cup

Egyptian magician Mo Salah limped off the pitch today in Liverpool’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea, apparently injuring his leg. Salah, who was replaced by Diogo Jota in the 33rd minute, aroused a lot of anxiety among Reds supporters as the UEFA Champions League final looms in just two weeks.

The Reds needed penalties today to defeat the Blues and earn their second trophy of the season (EFL Cup was the first). Their odds of obtaining third will no doubt be much more favorable if they have their star man available against Real Madrid in Paris.

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI vs Chelsea (FA Cup Final)

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All eyes will be on Wembley this weekend, as Liverpool at Chelsea meet in the FA Cup Final. Liverpool is seeking its second trophy of the year, and first FA Cup title since 2006.

Chelsea last won the FA Cup in 2018. Liverpool have a few nagging injuries, but have most of its first-team line-up available.

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Liverpool FC Team News vs. Chelsea (FA Cup Final): Fabinho, Naby Keita

Liverpool aim to win its second trophy of the season, Saturday, when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final. The Reds have won the trophy seven times, the last coming in 2006. Chelsea have won it eight times, the last coming in 2018.

Both teams have previously been runners-up seven times.

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Mason Mount Says a Chelsea FA Cup Win Would be Massive

It’s a massive year of seismic change for Mason Mount and Chelsea FC, but a lot of the major issues have already been settled. We know who the new owner is- Todd Boehly, as Roman Abramovich recorded a record sale price for his most prized asset. We also know that Chelsea will finish in the top four, as the 3-0 win over Leeds United all but clinched it yesterday. What we don’t know, however, is if they’ll end the season with one trophy (the Blues won the FIFA Club World in February) or two.

Mason Mount, one of the club’s most undroppable players, was asked about the importance of finishing in the top four, and besting Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday,

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool (FA Cup Final)

Liverpool and Chelsea have met once before in the FA Cup final, doing so in 2012 where the Blues won, 2-1, thanks to goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba. Saturday will be the Blues’ 16th appearance in this competition’s final match, versus  the Reds’ 15th. Only Manchester United (20) and Arsenal (21) have appeared in the finale of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition.

Having been in charge of Chelsea for just one year and 108 days this Saturday, this will mark the fourth time that he leads the Blues out of the tunnel for a major domestic or European final (2x FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League).

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Chelsea FA Cup Final Team News: Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell

For only the second time ever, the same two sides (Chelsea and Liverpool) will contest both the League Cup and the FA Cup final in the same campaign. The previous occasion was 1992-93 when Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals. On Saturday, Liverpool will look to win both of England’s domestic cup competitions in the same season for the first time since 2000-01. Meanwhile Chelsea will try avoiding the fate of becoming the last team to lose both the League and FA Cup final in the same campaign since Middlesbrough in 1996-97.

This will be the fourth meeting of the season between Liverpool and Chelsea, with the other three matches all ending level, despite the Reds lifting the League Cup trophy via penalties in February. The last fixture between two English top-flight sides to see more draws in the same campaign was Arsenal v Chelsea in 2017-18 (4).

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Antonio Conte Responds to Jurgen Klopp’s Verbal Jab

Liverpool FC’s Premier League title hopes may be on the ropes right now, but at least their manager, Jurgen Klopp, is currently involved in not just one, but two verbal sparring sessions with opposing managers. We’ve already covered the back-and-forth with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola here   and here.

Now, on to the tiff with Tottenham Hotspur’s Antonio Conte. After Spurs played Liverpool to a score draw over the weekend, severely damaging the Reds’ title hopes in the process, Klopp said “I don’t like this kind of football” in reference to the Tottenham counter-attacking approach.

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI at Aston Villa

Liverpool blinked first in the title race against Manchester City, drawing 1-1 with Tottenham on Saturday. The Reds are now three points down with three games to play, and have a tricky test at Aston Villa on Tuesday. Steven Gerrard’s side have won back-to-back games and have moved into 11th in the table.

Liverpool don’t appear to have any injuries at this point in the season, and expect to have the full squad available for selection.

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Liverpool FC Team News at Aston Villa: Firmino, Klopp vs Guardiola

Liverpool travel to Aston Villa Tuesday trying to hang on in the title race. After a draw to Tottenham Saturday, Liverpool now sit three points behind Manchester City with three to play.

It’s hard to see City dropping points in their final three games, but Liverpool vow to keep fighting to the end. Aston Villa are 11th in the table, taking seven points from their last three games.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool survived a tough test from Villarreal to advance to the Champions League Final for the third time in five years. With that goal accomplished, the Reds now return their focus to the Premier League.

On Saturday, Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur for an important match for both clubs. Liverpool are in a tight title race, one point behind Manchester City with four games to go.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC

Title challengers Liverpool play host to top four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur in the late kick off at Anfield Saturday night. After surprisingly losing a couple of fixtures in a row, Tottenham returned to the winner’s sheet with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City last weekend.

Heung Min-son was in impeccable form against the Foxes. He set up Harry Kane for the opener, before slotting home two goals of his own.

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