Jurgen Klopp is determined to win the FA Cup for the first time in his Liverpool tenure as the Reds aim to keep their quadruple bid alive but he is expecting another tightly-contested encounter.
Liverpool and Chelsea could only be separated by an epic penalty shootout in February’s Carabao Cup final, with Klopp’s side emerging 11-10 winners after an absorbing goalless draw, while their two Premier League meetings this season have also ended as draws.
“We didn’t ‘beat’ Chelsea, we won the penalty shootout, one of the craziest shootouts ever,” he said of the Carabao Cup final.
“We know in football without luck you have no chance and that night I think luck was more on our side during the shootout.
It was a tough game. We know how good Chelsea are and we expect another tough one. Both teams will go with all they have, that’s what I expect from Chelsea and especially from us.
“What we realised from the Carabao Cup is how big an occasion Wembley is in this moment with all the people in. It felt outstanding and we want to have that again.”
He continued: “I’ve never won the FA Cup before and most of my players have never won it.
“We are really looking forward to this opportunity. The boys worked their socks off to arrive there with all the different challenges. It is a massive final for us and really happy to be a part of.
“It will never happen that we see the FA Cup final as a normal game. It’s a special game, for some of us the biggest in their career and we really want to enjoy that as well. We want to deliver it for our people.”