Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is set to miss out on the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea due to injury. Firmino suffered a groin injury and missed their last two Premier League games. Liverpool is a little light at the back with Jota touch and go for the weekend but will have Luis Diaz available.

“Bobby won’t be available for the final,” Pep Lijnders said about Roberto Firmino missing out on the Carabao Cup final. “So far no reaction on the things he has done, the straight line running, change of direction, and the ball work he has done. That’s a good sign. He [Jota] isn’t ruled out but it still will be a challenge.”

“I think it is a big moment in the season. To get a trophy so early on in the season can give the squad a big boost,” he added. “It’s a cup final and one we want to win so we’ll do absolutely everything to make sure we bring the trophy home. We want to use it as a platform to give us a big confidence boost going towards the business end of the season. There are some big games coming up and we have to take each game as it comes, as we always do, and see where we are at the end of the season. Yes, we are still in all four but that can change very quickly. Sunday, whether we win or not, that’s done.”

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