Michael Owen expressed his considerations about Liverpool FC’s harm issues forward of the Champions League ultimate after Jurgen Klopp’s facet beat Chelsea FC on penalties within the FA Cup ultimate on Saturday night.
Liverpool FC made a optimistic begin to the cup ultimate as Jurgen Klopp’s entrance three seemed to trigger the Chelsea FC defence issues, notably Luis Diaz on the left of the Reds assault up towards Nathaniel Chabolah.
The Reds suffered a blow within the thirty third minute when Mohamed Salah was compelled off with an harm and Diogo Jota changed the Egypt worldwide earlier than he missed Liverpool FC’s finest alternative of the primary half.
Alisson Becker managed to dig deep and battle by a knock after the Brazil goalkeeper was caught on the leg by Marcos Alonso because the Liverpool FC primary made an enormous save to disclaim the Spanish defender.
Chelsea FC seemed the extra dominant facet initially of the second half however Christian Pulisic wasted quite a few probabilities for the south west London facet.
Andy Robertson missed out on the possibility to attain a well-known winner when the Scotland worldwide might solely get his shin on a cross on the again publish and his subsequent effort hit the woodwork with eight minutes to play.
Virgil van Dijk was substituted for Joel Matip in additional time in one other change that may have apprehensive Liverpool FC forward of their Champions League ultimate date with Actual Madrid on the finish of the month.
The FA Cup ultimate went to penalties with neither facet in a position to break the impasse in extra-time and Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount missed their makes an attempt earlier than Kostas Tsimikas netted the decisive purpose to safe Liverpool FC’s second cup of the season.
Owen was thrilled to see his former membership win the FA Cup trophy.
Owen wrote on Twitter: “Lengthy stay The @TheFACup 🥳”
Nonetheless, the 2001 FA Cup ultimate winner admitted that he’s apprehensive about accidents to a few of Liverpool FC’s key gamers, with Fabinho sidelined for the FA Cup ultimate.
Owen added: “As soon as the celebrations are over, the @LFC medical crew shall be getting straight to work – arguably the three most essential gamers are on the remedy desk with a @ChampionsLeague Last on the horizon.”
The Reds beat Chelsea FC on penalties within the Carabao Cup ultimate again in February for a report ninth time.
Liverpool FC will make the journey to Southampton of their subsequent Premier League sport at St Mary’s on Tuesday night time earlier than Chelsea FC welcome Leicester Metropolis to Stamford Bridge on Thursday night time of their penultimate fixture of the season.