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Liverpool the favourites to set up showdown with Chelsea in the final

Liverpool will look to preserve a one-goal lead and secure a Carabao Cup final away to Fulham this evening against Chelsea.

After leading for over an hour in this semi-final at Anfield and looking set for a historic victory, Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo scored goals in a three-minute span to give Jurgen Klopp’s team a 2-1 aggregate lead.
It means that in order to go to the final at Wembley next month and maintain their ambitions of winning a first major trophy, Fulham have to win at home.

But in a competition they have won more than any other club, Liverpool will be sure to finish the job.The Reds have had an incredible first half of the season, sitting five points clear at the top of the Premier League with only one domestic loss.

Team news for Fulham vs. Liverpool
Because they are still competing in the Africa Cup of Nations, Fulham is without Calvin Bassey, Alex Iwobi, and Fode Ballo-Toure.

Palhinha and Harrison Reed shared midfield duties against Anfield, but Tom Cairney might start at Craven Cottage, while Harry Wilson might start on the right wing against his old team.

Mohamed Salah, who had a hamstring injury at the AFCON, is scheduled to return to Liverpool for treatment. Despite this, he is not expected to play for his club this month and may yet be able to play for Egypt before the competition concludes.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai are out of the match, but they might play against Norwich the following weekend. Curtis Jones and Andy Robertson will be in the squad.

This Liverpool team can win games even when they’re not playing at their best, and the group is full of confidence as they keep winning in all tournaments.

Although Fulham can challenge Liverpool one again, the visitors ought to have enough to schedule a second trip to Wembley.

Liverpool will triumph 2-1 (or 4-2 overall).

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Fulham wins: 13

Draws: 18

Liverpool wins: 44

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