Carabao Cup Final: Liverpool Fans All Ask the Same Question After Klopp Provides Injury List

Carabao Cup Final: Liverpool Fans All Ask the Same Question After Klopp Provides Injury List

Rene Otinga
updated at February 20, 2024 at 3:53 PM
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  • Jurgen Klopp confirmed a triple injury blow to his Liverpool side
  • The Reds take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday
  • Fans however are still wondering who else will miss the clash

Sections of Liverpool fans were left with more questions than answers after Jurgen Klopp provided an injury update ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea.

The Reds hope to secure their first piece of silverware in Klopp’s final season in charge of the club, but they will have to overcome Chelsea without several key players.

Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side are facing an injury crisis
Jurgen Klopp confirmed Diogo Jota would be out for months with injury. Photo: Gaspafotos/Alex Livesey.
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On Tuesday, February 20, Klopp confirmed Liverpool fans’ worst fears, that their latest win against Brentford came at a cost.

Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones are the latest players to be added to the club’s injury list, as the duo picked up injuries on Saturday, February 17.

During his press conference, the German confirmed Jota picked up a knee injury, while Jones is battling a ligament problem.

Liverpool takes on Luton Town on Wednesday, with one eye on the Carabao Cup final.

A comprehensive look at Liverpool’s injury list

The duo of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai is also set to miss the Carabao cup final as both players are yet to resume full training.

"I'd like to sit here and say there's absolutely no issues, but obviously we have some,” Klopp said on the injuries his side is facing, per

Klopp also confirmed his main goalkeeper Alisson was still out with a muscle issue, and there was interestingly no word on the fitness of Mohamed Salah or Darwin Nunez.

He added: "Not available, obviously Ali, that's an injury where we don't know how long it takes but not for the foreseeable time. Then we have Diogo with a knee issue is ruled out, Curtis's ligament issue, ruled out.

The fact that no further questions were asked about Salah’s availability, at least for the game against Luton, led to fans coming up with their own theories.

Some felt the omission of Salah from Klopp’s injury list was a suggestion that the Egyptian was good to go, while others felt he would have confirmed the winger’s availability if he was fit enough to feature.

Earlier, reports from Kora Plus in Egypt suggested Salah had aggravated his hamstring injury with his appearance against Brentford.

Here are some reactions from fans:


"Salah is NOT INJURED Klopp didn’t mention him or Nunez when talking about injuries."


"That shows Salah and Nunez are available for tomorrow's showdown against Luton."


"Hope they are benched and fully fit for Chelsea. Start Elliott on the RW, Gakpo down the middle and Diaz on the left and rotate accordingly."


"Pretty sure he said he will take it day by day for (Nunez & Salah)"


"Does that mean, the whole Salah and Darwin thing was just rumours on top of rumours?"

Liverpool and Chelsea’s last 6 cup final clashes

Sports Brief also took a look at the last 6 occasions where Chelsea and Liverpool met at a Cup final.

The two teams have met in different cup final competitions over the past two decades, including in the UEFA Super Cup.

Their most recent encounter was in the FA Cup final in 2022, which Liverpool won via a penalty shootout.

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