Liverpool's last two League Cup titles were at Chelsea's expense (Reuters)

Liverpool won the English Football League Cup for the tenth time in its history by defeating Chelsea with a clean goal in the final match that was held - today, Sunday - at Wembley Stadium.

The goalless draw remained until the 117th minute, when Van Dijk succeeded in snatching the winning goal at a time when the two teams were preparing for the match to end in a goalless draw and go to penalty kicks.

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The original time of the match witnessed the cancellation of a goal for each team after returning to the video assistant referee technology.

On the other hand, Chelsea failed to win its sixth title in this competition and the first for its Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino in England.

Liverpool played the match burdened with a large number of injuries, most notably its Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, in addition to 4 influential players: Uruguayan Darwin Nunes, defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Hungarian Dominic Sobolai, and Portuguese Diego Jota.

On the other hand, Chelsea played the match with the same lineup that snatched a valuable draw away from home with Manchester City 1-1 last week in the English Premier League.

The course of the match witnessed great excitement despite the end of regular time in a goalless draw, after a goal was disallowed for each team, the first due to offside for Chelsea, scored by Raheem Sterling in the 32nd minute of the first half, and the second for Liverpool, scored by Van Dijk in the 60th minute of the second half, due to offside and obstructing a defender. Of progress.

Extra time was heading towards penalty kicks in a similar scenario, as happened when the two teams met in the League Cup final and then the cup final in 2022. At that time, the original and extra time ended in a goalless draw before Liverpool won on penalty kicks in both matches, and Van Dijk hit his strike two minutes before the end of extra time. The victory is awarded to Liverpool.

📺 The referee cancels Liverpool's first goal after returning to video technology due to offside

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Source: Agencies