Soccer Football – FA Cup – Final – Chelsea v Liverpool – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – May 14, 2022 Liverpool players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
7 ′: Luis Díaz continues to cause problems for the defense down the left wing. The Colombian went hand in hand with the rival goalkeeper to define but Mendy manages to deflect the ball when he passed between his legs.
3′: First approach of Liverpool FC at the feet of Luis Díaz. The Colombian entered the area and crossed for Thiago Alcantara, who did not hit the ball by centimeters.
THE MATCH STARTS: Luis Díaz is in search of his second title with Liverpool FC. For the FA Cup he has played four games and has given an assist
10.15am: Liverpool led by Henderson and Virgil Van Dijk take to the Wimbledon pitch for the match against Chelsea FC. Luis Díaz begins to give his first flashes with the ball
The Colombian began the pre-competitive exercises to the applause of the fans who gradually began to fill the Wembley stands
09:45 am: Luis Diaz arrives at Wembley Stadium for the final between Liverpool FC vs Chelsea FC. The Colombian came to greet a group of children before starting the warm-up stage
The Colombian attacker will play as a starter in the match against Chelsea FC that will define the FA Cup champion in the 2021-2022 season
Colombian attacker Luis Díaz was included in Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven for the FA Cup final against Chelsea. The peasant, who starred in the announcement poster of the match for the title, will be accompanying Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara on the attacking front. Diogo Jota, Divock Origi and Firmino will be on the bench as a replacement option.
Luis Díaz confirmed as starter for Liverpool FC in the final against Chelsea FC
Luis Díaz will face his second final with Liverpool FC, curiously against the same rival, Chelsea FC. The game that will define the FA Cup champion will be played at Wembley Stadium from 10:45 in the morning.
The most recent precedent between the teams was on February 27, 2022 when they defined the winner of the English League Cup from the penalty shootout. That time, Díaz started without having a month of training with Liverpool. The Colombian was substituted at 97 minutes to make way for the Belgian Divock Origi in the complement, who was in charge of collecting the seventh penalty in a definition that required 11 charges for each one and that was defined at the feet of the goalkeepers.
Now, the Guajiro striker has played 23 games with the team led by German Jürgen Klopp, of which he started 15 times, scoring six goals and providing five assists. ‘Lucho’ has also been vital in matches such as the Champions League against Benfica and Villarreal, where with goals he contributed to his team reaching the grand final against Real Madrid, which will be played on May 28 in Paris.
In his last two Premier League games, Luis Díaz has served as the savior of the English club that remains in second place, three points behind Manchester City. First against Tottenham Hotspur scoring the equalizer 1-1 at minute 74 and then against Aston Villa providing the assist for the partial draw in the subsequent 2-1 away win.
Another piece of information that makes the presence of the Colombian in Liverpool important is that whenever he has been on the pitch his team has not lost in local matches, FA Cup, Premier League or League Cup. His first and only loss was in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Inter Milan, which ended with a score of 1-0, but 2-1. That time the guajiro entered the match at minute 85.
This would be Liverpool’s eighth title in the FA Cup, the first in the 1964-1965 season and the last in the 2005-2006 season when the champion was defined from penalty kicks after a 3-3 draw in 90 minutes against West Ham United. In that team, the presence of players like Steve Gerrard, legend and captain, Djbril Cisse, author of one of the goals of the ‘reds’ and striker Peter Crouch, player of the England team stood out.
CHELSEA FC: 3-4-2-1 (DT: Thomas Tuchel):
Edward Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rüdiger; Reece James, Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mark Alonso; Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Romelu Lukaku.
LIVERPOOL FC: 4-3-3 (DT: Jurgen Klopp):
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joël Matip, Vilgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Naby Keïta, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcántara; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané; Luis Diaz.
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