“Our £66m paid player, too big to face Chelsea in Carabao Cup Final:- Klopp… Liverpool and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final 2022, will play in the season’s first piece of silverware on Sunday afternoon, As the Wembley stadium will be a plays host as Liverpool takes on Thomas Tuchel’s outfit in a Carabao Cup final.
With a trophy being up for grabs, the Reds manager will be under pressure to play his strongest-possible XI against Chelsea. Klopp has revealed that one fringe player will indeed play.
Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has started three League Cup outings under the German manager so far this season.
He told The Echo:
“Caoimh is an exceptional goalkeeper and we want to keep him here. And for that, he needs games. These games are his competition, and there’s no chance of him not playing.”
There’s no denying that it’s a major risk by the Liverpool coach.
After all, Alisson, who cost £66 million in 2018 [BBC Sport], is a world-class goalkeeper and one of the best in football.
However, Klopp is a fair manager and with Kelleher playing the majority of Carabao Cup affairs this season, starting him at Wembley does indeed make sense. The Liverpool manager could look either foolish or very intelligent, because of one mistake from the young Irishman, and it’ll be the former Borussia Dortmund boss who receives the criticism.