Carabao Cup: Jurgen Klopp's Record in Cup Finals Ahead of Liverpool's Clash vs Chelsea

Carabao Cup: Jurgen Klopp's Record in Cup Finals Ahead of Liverpool's Clash vs Chelsea

Fred Kennedy
February 22, 2024 at 8:08 PM
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  • Jurgen Klopp has managed 13 finals in his managerial career
  • His most successful reign has come during his Liverpool stint
  • The German will be keen to win the Carabao Cup on Sunday

Jurgen Klopp is set to play his 14th major cup final on Sunday, February 25, when Liverpool take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The Reds sailed to the final of the domestic tournament after they beat Fulham in the semi-final, with Chelsea making it through after seeing off Middlesbrough in the last four.

The Sunday final will be a repeat of the 2022 EFL Cup final, when the two English giants faced off, with Liverpool emerging the victors under the tutelage of Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp holds the winners' trophy after the UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Photo by Stuart Franklin.
Jurgen Klopp holds the winners' trophy after the UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Photo by Stuart Franklin.
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At the time, ESPN reported that the Merseysiders stunned the west Londoners in the shootouts to cart home the trophy.

Klopp will be hoping to replicate the same this Sunday, even as Mauricio Pochettino hopes to help Chelsea win their first major title since Todd Boehly took over.

But what is Klopp's record like in cup finals?

According to GiveMeSport, the German has managed 13 major cup finals throughout his illustrious career.

His most successful stint has come at Anfield, where he has won every single trophy possible, including the Premier League, which he secured in 2020.

Despite his otherwise impressive CV, the former Borussia Dortmund boss does not boast of a very successful win rate when it comes to cup finals.

Of the 13 major finals he has managed, Klopp has lost seven of them, winning six in the process.

Key among the finals, Klopp has been to include four Champions League finals and three DFB-Pokal finals.

He won just one of the four UCL finals and one DFB-Pokal final of the three.

Below is his record:

YEAR

TOURNAMENT

RESULT

WIN/LOSS

2022

Champions League

Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid

Lost

2022

FA Cup

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (6-5 on pens)

Won

2022

EFL Cup

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (11-10 on pens)

Won

2019

Club World Cup

Liverpool 1-0 Flamengo (AET)

Won

2019

UEFA Super Cup

Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on pens)

Won

2019

Champions League

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

Won

2018

Champions League

Liverpool 1-3 Real Madrid

Lost

2016

Europa League

Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla

Lost

2016

EFL Cup

Liverpool 1-1 Man City (1-3 on pens)

Lost

2015

DFB-Pokal

Dortmund 1-3 Wolfsburg

Lost

2014

DFB-Pokal

Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

Lost

2013

Champions League

Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich

Lost

2012

DFB-Pokal

Dortmund 5-2 Bayern Munich

Won

Who will replace Klopp?

Sports Brief recently reported on Klopp's possible successor.

The German manager announced this month that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.

One guy tipped to replace Klopp at Anfield is Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso.

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