[ 26-01-2015 ]
Liverpool scent Chelsea blood as Wembley looms
With Chelsea reeling from FA Cup embarrassment, Liverpool will visit Stamford Bridge for their League Cup semi-last second leg on Tuesday with expanded certainty of arriving at the last.
Liverpool were heartbreaking not to rise triumphant from a week ago's first leg at Anfield, drawing 1-1, and they will fragrance blood after Chelsea were packaged out of the FA Cup by third-level Bradford City on Saturday.
Liverpool's own FA Cup tie did not go truly as per arrange, a 0-0 draw with Championship side Bolton Wanderers abandoning them with an undesirable replay, yet they were in any event saved the humiliation that befell Chelsea.
Chelsea chief Jose Mourinho marked the result a "disfavor" and announced himself "embarrassed" in the wake of seeing the Premier League pioneers discard a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 to a group 51 spots underneath them in the English association pyramid.
End by Liverpool on Tuesday would see his side's potential trophy pull cut fifty-fifty in the space of four days, leaving the west London club with just the group and Champions League as destinations.
"The most vital rivalry now is the Capital One Cup in light of the fact that it is the following amusement," said Mourinho.
"We lost at home against a lower division group and in a perfect word it will influence us in a positive, not a negative route, in the same way as we need to win the following match and how about we put it all on the line. In any case I don't have a clue."
Liverpool's arrangements have been further helped by the news that previous Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge could make his return in the diversion after near to five months on the sidelines with thigh and calf wounds.
"He's had the last recovery with the restorative and games science fellows and will join with the gathering," said chief Brendan Rodgers.
"Presently its pretty much getting that condition and football wellness and diversion wellness. We'll perceive how he is for Tuesday. On the off chance that he isn't prepared for Tuesday, he'll be over against West Ham one weekend from now."
Chelsea approached the tie as top choices, yet Liverpool's first-leg presentation recommended that they have defeat their initial season challenges.