Liverpool XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed squad news, expected line-up and injury latest for Carabao Cup final today

Jota suffered an ankle injury in last week’s Champions League win over Inter Milan at the San Siro and is a major doubt to face Chelsea at Wembley.

Speaking on Friday, Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said: “Jota, so far [has] no feedback on the things he did, so the straight line running, the changes of direction and the ball work he did, so that’s a good sign. It is not ruled out, but it will still be a challenge.

Roberto Firmino has been ruled out of the game at Wembley with a muscle problem.

Lijnders added: “Bobby, we have to see in the next two days. He is pushing himself very hard but he will not be available for the final, to join the team.

“We hope he’s back very soon because you all see and know and feel how important he is to the way we play so I’m happy he’s pushing himself. Hopefully he’ll be back soon back.

With Firmino injured and Jota unlikely to start, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and January signing Luis Diaz are expected to form Liverpool’s front three at Wembley.

Caoimhin Kelleher will start in goal and is intent on becoming a Liverpool legend.

Liverpool predicted XI (4-3-3): Keller; Alexandre-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mané, Diaz.


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