League Cup Final: Liverpool to face Manchester City at Wembley

on 27.01.2016


Liverpool will play Manchester City in the League Cup final after Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the third goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Toffees had lead the tie 2-1 from the first leg, and an early strike from Ross Barkley enhanced hopes for an all-Merseyside final before goals from Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero sent City through 4-3 on aggregate.

Jurgen Klopp‘s team booked their place in their first cup final since 2012 with a penalty shoot-out victory over Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The last time the two sides faced each other, in November 2015, Liverpool ran out 4-1 winners at City thanks to an Eliaquim Mangala own goal and strikes from Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel.


The League Cup final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 28th February 2016 with a 4.30pm kick-off. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Coincidentally the two sides will meet twice in four days, with a Premier League clash at Anfield scheduled for Wednesday, 2nd March.

Liverpool FC announced details of how their allocation of 31, 735 tickets for the final will be distributed on Wednesday.

Supporters who have recorded three or more League Cup matches on their season ticket, Member or fan card this season will be guaranteed a ticket.

A ballot will then follow for the remaining allocation, open to season ticket holders, Members and fan card holders who have recorded two League Cuo matches this season.


Further details will be announced on the club’s official website in due course.

What are your early hopes for the Liverpool vs. Manchester City League Cup final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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      • They have fallen for it a few times recently, don’t see the final being any different, plus everyone expects them to win… Nowt better than being the under dog…

        • Yes they have problems with high press but in final they will be up for it and expecting it with preparation to counter it. Yes underdog status will definitely help us.

  1. 3-1 Reds, Firmino, Sturridge and Allen.
    Can’t WAIT to watch Klopp leading up to it and IMAGINE his celebration if we win!

  2. I’m not too worried, yeah they’re the best squad in England but they’re not much of a team, their record on the road is atrocious too considering the talent in their depths.

  3. Relieved that we’re playing City, Everton only ever step their game up for us, and I don’t think I could bare losing to them, oh well the two deserved winners are in the final, may the best team win (hopefully us).

  4. IF and it’s a big IF, but if we can get both Coutinho and Sturridge fit for this game, I’m sure we will win it.

    COME ON YOU REDMEN!!!!!!

  5. City is relatively easier opponent than Everton. Everton for some reason push up their game magically when they play Liverpool. City drop their usual standards. Wembley is a different inspiration, however.

    • I don’t think you can really say that…both are tough opponents in their own ways really. People say in derby matches form goes out the way but we generally seem to beat them in most matches or it ends up a draw after 90 minutes. With City, sure we’ve had a good record as well but I am always wary of facing the big teams twice.

  6. In all fairness us vs City is a bigger tie, that will attract much bigger promo & mass appeal, unlucky bitters!

  7. Pros: citeh will have other competitions (like us) that will keep their squad occupied up until the final. We have also beat them convincingly this season. And perhaps the biggest; they will let us play attacking football – unlike stoke – as they are super confident in their style.

    Cons: they are super confident in their style, they have abundant talent and plenty of players who have been at finals before. Aguero is ripe. Sterling will want to get one on us. Hart is boss.

    This is going to be massive, the cup may be worth less than others but for Klopp, and even reluctant fans, a win would set us on a path back to self confidence.

    The prospect of playing in the final also has the added bonus of coaxing unfit players back to life (I’m looking at you Sturridge)

    • Liverpool trying to get Matip this window plus the return of Lovren Sakho Flannagan Illori. Klopp giving a real go at all fronts. Good to see.

      • I’m all for new signings, this Matip guy is meant to be good right? But, I would pick players from the original squad for the final, we don’t want to destroy the team ethic and they have earnt that final thus will care more about winning it… I’d assume! Haha

    • massive attacking football this final willbe .. danger is set peice ..and ageuro this guy can score from anywhere

  8. Final lineup =

    ——————–Daniel———————-
    —–Firminho—————-Teixeira——–
    ——————-Coutinho——————-
    ———-Henderson————Can———
    —-Moreno—-Sakho—–Lovren——-Clyne—–
    ——————Ters-Stegen——————-

  9. “BITTERLY” disappointed we didn’t get our Stanley park neighours but they wouldn’t have been served anyway ;-) so on to citeeeeeeeeh. they got more important things to chase if pelegrini wants to keep his job methinks. although with most of our injured players due back in the next few weeks we’ll be almost at full strength and im sure we can do it again at anfield south. bring em on and knock em down. on another note just to stop a certain someone from winning a trophy that he left us to do would make it that little bit sweeter guys n galls
    YNWA

  10. It was going to be tough regardless…still think we have the psychological advantage up on both clubs for different reasons, but you never really know what’s going to happen on the day. With that being said, Klopp said he’ll win it yesterday, the team will definitely be up for it!

  11. Bring them on. You know we’re gonna spank them.
    Kloppo already said we’re gonna win the CoC.

    It’ll be done.

    Klopp had previously trolled Manuel Pellegrini’s side, saying “we have no problems against Manchester City”.

  12. We f*cked them up last time we faced them and we’ll do it again!! Just this time we get a trophy presentation after embarrassing them!!

  13. Although playing a Merseyside derby in the finals would’ve been the fairy tale ending, not sure the ending would go our way. In a sense much prefer Man City because we would not take them for granted and our team would be up for it, seeing as we would be the under dogs.

    Just hope, by then we have Coutinho and Firmino gelling with a few games in the bag and our defence showing form. Icing on the cake would be Studge come in from the bench and score a ‘worldy’ to settle the final.

    • rest 30K for manchester city fans [which actually is bad count as they never fill stadiums] rest 30K for corporates

      • That still leaves 10k unoccupied btw. And 30k for corporates sounds incredibly high. I though corporate percentage seats was far lower than that.

  14. Going to be a tough game especially if Kompany is back but hopefully we have some players back by then as well. Texeira would be a lovely addition if it could be done.

  15. its not going to be an easy game until city goofs up sokmething , defence has to be sorted and simon has to be in prime form and his compoetitor hart will not allow easy and set peice goals .. attack earlyt on option ..
    it will be great if we have studdy, lallna, firminho and coutinho in line up that will be a deadly combo .. tex /flanno can nutmeg sterking and give him facepalm moment

  16. Proof that Manchester City are the biggest plastics around…
    They had about 20,000 UNSOLD seats at the Etihad for a SEMI-FINAL game!!!

    How is this even possible?
    Oh yeah, City “fans” would rather eat at Nandos than support their team.

  17. This is going to be a massive tonking for sterling and the rest of the oily mob.

    We’re on the march with Jurgens army, we’re all going to Wem be ly.

    • He’s quality! Even Barca and Arsenal are after him but, Barca are reluctant to meet the asking price. However, I don’t see this happening as he’d have a better chance of a place for the Euros playing at Celta rather than moving to a new country and starting over again.

      • Didn’t we get someone else from Celta Vigo who was also “quality” ?? haha

        We reeeeally like him…
        Yago Aspas!
        Yago Aspas!

        Besides Nolito is 29 years old.

  18. Sterling was just interviewed and asked “how do you feel facing your old team in the final?”
    His voice was just full of regret!

  19. Is the Little Magician available on this match? Anyone with info regarding the return of our senior playmakers in the squad from injury?

  20. Man City on the 28th Feb at Wembley, then on the 2nd March they come to Anfield for a league match. Let’s do them on the double.

  21. Can’t wait! Don’t care who the opponent is a Cup Final is immense! If Klopp pulls it off it will lift an enormous amount of pressure from his shoulders. A trophy in the cabinet will keep the fans from his back (not that they were ever on it) and the likes of Mourinho and Pelegrini used their league cup win as a stepping stone to bigger things! YNWA

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