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Capital One Cup final – Liverpool FC vs Manchester City kick-off time

Crunch Sports Staff
in Soccer 28 Feb 2021

(Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)Liverpool vs Manchester City takes place this afternoon in the Capital One Cup final.

The game, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, is scheduled to kick off at 16:30 GMT and airs live in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports 1/Sky Sports 1 HD,  while outside of the UK, you can watch and bet on live League Cup football with 365.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has urged his players to win this weekend’s League Cup final in a bid to set themselves up for the rest of the season.

“To play in a final at Wembley against a big team like Liverpool is very important for us, it is always important to try to win the first trophy of the season,” Pellegrini told reporters.

“I always want to win all the trophies in which I participate, because it’s my mentality and it must be the mentality of a big club always.

“To win a title in February will give us a lot of trust to keep fighting in the other competitions.

“We have another 36 points to play for (in the Premier League), we are six points behind the leaders, but we are not giving up and we are going to fight to the end.”

The City boss has confirmed that defender Eliaquim Mangala, winger Jesus Navas and striker Wilfried Bony are back in training and should be available, while Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are all expected to shrug off knocks to feature.

Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp believes his players can win the first piece of silverware of the season – providing they are at their best against Pellegrini’s side.

“Man City are a great team and we will have to give more than a good performance,” said Klopp, who has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

“We have to create the right plan and we have to run maybe more than Man City will run.

“We have to close the right spaces. We have to keep our nerve, use the pressure and set the level of intensity. If we do that, then we can win and they know that.

“The most important thing is to win the final. I don’t care how. I care how before the game, but after if we win with a lot of luck 1-0, I wouldn’t care.

“It is only important we do our best performance which is possible in this game.

“We will have to think about a real good plan for this game, where we want to do what and explain to the players why – then let’s do it.”

The two sides have already met once in the Premier League this season, with Liverpool winning 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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