Chelsea handed major Carabao Cup final setback as Jurgen Klopp confirms shock Liverpool exit

Jurgen Klopp won six trophies since taking over Liverpool in 2015 but the timing of his departure could be a blow to Chelsea in the League Cup final.

Chelsea will take on Liverpool in the final of this season's Carabao Cup final at Wembley but Jurgen Klopp's departure could mean the Reds come into the game at Wembley next month looking to win it for their manager as a perfect send-off. 

The Blues lost both the League Cup and FA Cup finals to Klopp in 2022 and have revenge at the top of their minds with Ben Chilwell admitting the team has unfinished business at Wembley after they blew away Middlesbrough 6-2 on aggregate to reach the final. 

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Chilwell told LondonWorld this week: “It’s three finals we’ve lost, so 100 per cent there is unfinished business.

"I was, literally, five minutes ago talking to Thiago [Silva] in the shower and saying how we’ve got unfinished business at Wembley. We’ve both been there three times and lost three times, so, for sure, we want to go and win and, as a group, we need to make sure that we go and really enjoy the experience and soak it in.

"That’s equally important for a group like ours because there’s only a few of us who have won a trophy at Chelsea and it’s a club that demands trophies, so we need to make sure we go to win, but, also, it’s going to be a great experience for a lot of the players and they need to enjoy it as well.”

Klopp's shock exit puts fire in the bellies of Liverpool players

The 56-year-old has won everything there is to win since he has been at Anfield, guiding the Reds to their first-ever Premier League title in 2019/20. They also won the League Cup and FA Cup double in 2021/22, while he lifted the Champions League trophy in 2018/19. Liverpool also won the Super Cup and Club World Cup following that 2019 triumph.

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There will be fire in the bellies of players to try and fight to win every trophy now for a manager many fans say is the best in recent history. Chelsea are desperate to win the League Cup having fallen to lowly 12th in the league table last season and missed out on European football entirely under the ownership of Blueco.