CAN SALAH PLAY IN THE CARABAO CUP FINAL? THE ANSWER THAT WORRIES KLOPP
The Egyptian is recovering from a muscular problem he suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Liverpool again proved they are the kings of the English League Cup and will contest their 14th Carabao Cup final after ending Fulham’s dream of reaching it for the first time. On 25 February, the Reds, the most successful team in the competition, will fight at Wembley to lift the trophy for the tenth time. Their opponents, as in 2022, will be Chelsea, who then lost on penalties (0-0 and 11-10).
After coming from behind in the first leg at Anfield (2-1), Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, which is worth a final. An early goal by Luis Diaz in the 11th minute set the tie up, although Issa Diop’s equaliser made the final moments exciting. It was then that Marco Silva played the Harry Wilson card and the winger turned the game on its head. With a quarter of an hour to go, he got down the left of young Conor Bradley and put in a perfect ball for Diop to thump home with his thigh (78′).
Craven Cottage roared, Wilson shot with his soul from the balcony of the box but Kelleher thwarted Kelleher to make it 2-1. Fulham threw everything forward in their bid to force extra time but Liverpool held on and booked their ticket to Wembley, where on 25 February Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino will be locked in a thrilling tussle.
Can Salah play?
According to different reports, Mohamed Salah will be out for several days due to the injury he suffered with Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations. It could be up to 28 days and his return could be on the day of the Carabao Cup final, which will depend on the Egyptian’s evolution, so his participation is in doubt.