Diogo Jota scored a double to lead Liverpool to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Arsenal in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, Thursday, to set up a date with Chelsea in the championship final.
The two teams tied without goals in the first leg at Anfield last week, although Arsenal played most of the match with 10 players after the expulsion of Granit Xhaka, but all this fatigue was wasted.
Despite the absence of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita to participate with their teams in the African Nations Cup, Liverpool came under early pressure and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette hit the woodwork with a free kick before Jota put the visiting team in front in the 19th minute.
Guta doubled the lead in the 77th minute and scored the goal after reviewing the VAR after it was initially canceled due to offside.
Thomas Partey's second yellow card was sent off on a disastrous night for Arsenal after fouling Fabinho.
Liverpool will seek to win the League Cup for the ninth time, a record, when they face Chelsea, who reached the final by winning 3-0 on aggregate against Tottenham.
The final match between Liverpool and Chelsea will be held on Sunday, February 27, at Wembley Stadium.Keywords: