Liverpool Defeats Chelsea to Win Carabao Cup 2024 Final

Liverpool Defeats Chelsea to Win Carabao Cup 2024 Final

  • Virgil van Dijk scored a late extra-time goal as Liverpool beat Chelsea by a lone goal to be crowned Carabao Cup champions at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, February 25
  • The match produced no goal in 90 minutes, which necessitated an extra-time and a possible shootout to decide the winner
  • Legit.ng reports that the triumph kept Liverpool's hopes of an unlikely quadruple alive and saw them lift the Carabao Cup for a record-extending 10th time

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Wembley, London - Virgil van Dijk headed home deep into extra time to win the Carabao Cup for Liverpool in a captivating final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 25.

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Just two minutes before a penalty shootout, Van Dijk rose highest at the near post to power home a winner, sending Liverpool fans into celebration.

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Liverpool wins the 2024 Carabao Cup tournament. Photo credit: Mike Hewitt
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It is the 10th time Liverpool will win the trophy.

Sunday's game (February 25, 2024) was a repeat of the 2022 showpiece.

Liverpool had their first-half chances, mainly through the relentless Luis Díaz, but it was Chelsea who could have gone in front at the start of the second half. Enzo Fernández had a chance but tried a flashy backheel instead of a simple lay-off for the unmarked Cole Palmer.

'The Blues' dominated until the end of normal time, throwing men forward.

In extra-time, Liverpool pushed. After being denied in normal time, Van Dijk would punish Chelsea from a set piece in the 118th minute, nodding home a Kostas Tsimikas corner to trigger celebration among the Reds' supporters.

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Assessing Chelsea's options in the upcoming summer transfer window, the 42-year-old Cole expressed positive remarks about Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund, Juventus goalpoacher Dusan Vlahovic, and Liverpool attacker Darwin Nunez. However, he emphasized that his top choice would still be Osimhen.

Source: Legit.ng

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