Liverpool dealt major blow as Thiago injured in League Cup final warm-up

Liverpool are set to face off with Chelsea at Wembley in the 2022 League Cup final shortly.

Jurgen Klopp has never won the League Cup with Liverpool and has shown in the past that he cares very little for the English domestic cups.

Now, however, the German is no doubt keen to pick up the win this Sunday to further cement his legacy as an all-time great in the eyes of the Liverpool faithful.

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The Merseysiders also head into the game in much better form than Chelsea, who continue to struggle for goals and are now very much out of the Premier League title race.

As for Chelsea, they have not won the League Cup for some time, but have quickly become accustomed to winning silverware under their new boss.

In fact, Chelsea are yet to lose a final under Tuchel, winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup under his guidance.

Thiago out of League Cup final for Liverpool

Ahead of the tie, Liverpool released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The Reds’ XI proved largely as expected, with Alisson sitting on the bench the only noticeable change:

However, it has since been confirmed by Liverpool that Thiago has pulled out of the game through injury, and will be replaced by Naby Keita in the club's XI:

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Josh Barker

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