Carabao Cup final kick-off time has been altered

Liverpool announced that there has been a change for the final.

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Liverpool have had a splendid season so far hence why it was such a shock that Jurgen Klopp announced that he would be stepping down at the end of this current campaign.

They comfortably topped their Europa League group to get through to the round of 16 making sure they did not have to compete against any of the sides who dropped down from the Champions League in the play-off round.

After beating Norwich City 5-2 in Klopp’s first game since his departure had been announced they are in the FA Cup fifth round and will be favourites to progress again as they were drawn against either Watford or Southampton who will have to have a replay.

In the league they are top and even though they face one of the biggest weeks of their season so far as they face Chelsea then Arsenal it looks like they will be competing to win the title again until the very end.

Lastly, they have reached the Carabao Cup final two years after winning the competition for the first time under Klopp after they beat Fulham in a two-legged semi-final with a 3-2 scoreline on aggregate.

They will face Chelsea again in that final and that is the first major English honour that is up for grabs in the season so the players will be hoping to get another winner’s medal around their necks but there has been an update about the final.

Carabao Cup final will kick off at a different time than usual

Liverpool have announced that the Carabao Cup final will kick-off at an earlier time of 3pm instead of 4:30pm which is when it usually does.

This will mean that Liverpool supporters will have to set off earlier than expected to Wembley for next months final as they hope to see Klopp with the first of many trophies in his last season in charge of The Reds.

The reaosn why this change has happened is due to the Metropolitan Police telling the Football League it wants the Carabao Cup final to kick off no later that 3pm.

Back in 2014 when Manchester City beat Sunderland 3-1 was the last time the competition’s final has kicked off at an earlier time than 4;30pm.

The statement about the final from the Metropolitan Police said: “Preparations for the EFL Cup policing operation are under way following the conclusion of the two semi-finals and we are working with partners including the Wembley Stadium, local authority and EFL on agreeing the kick-off time,” said the Metropolitan Police.

“Our partners are aware this match qualifies as a ‘high-risk’ fixture and in accordance with national guidance from the UK Football Policing Unit, this fixture should kick off no later than 3pm.”

Liverpool have defeated Leicester City, Bournemouth, West Ham United and then Fulham in the semi-final on their way to the final.

Their next league is against Chelsea which may give fans a hint at who the favourites may be for the final which takes place on the 25th of next month.

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