Talking points ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool beat the Blues in the Carabao Cup final earlier in the season.

Talking points ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea

Liverpool face Chelsea at Wembley for the second time this season in the FA Cup final after Jurgen Klopp’s side beat their London rivals in the Carabao Cup in February.

Here the PA news agency looks at some of the issues surrounding the game.

Will Liverpool be in the dark without their ‘lighthouse’?

A hamstring injury to midfielder Fabinho – whom the coaching staff refer to as the team’s lighthouse for his protection role – means he will not be fit before the Champions League final at the end of the month. That means captain Jordan Henderson, who has had more of an attacking role this season, will be asked to drop deeper. It is not an unfamiliar job to the England international but he is not as effective as Fabinho in screening the back four.

Lukaku conundrum

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku does not get in Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice side (Martin Rickett/PA)

Does Klopp have some forward thinking of his own to do?

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane is the man in form for Liverpool (Nick Potts/PA)

Burden of inconsistency

Played: 11Won: 5Drawn: 2Lost: 4Clean sheets: 4

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