Liverpool lifts FA Cup 2022 trophy beating Chelsea in the Final

Liverpool have been crowned FA Cup 2022 champions after defeating Chelsea in the final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. The Reds needed a penalty shootout to get the better of their rivals as Kostas Tsimikas dispatched the deciding spot kick.

This is the fourth meeting between Thomas Tuchel’s European champions and Jurgen Klopp’s League Cup holders this term, with neither of the two sides winning against the other inside 90 minutes. There was a 1-1 Premier League draw at Anfield and a 2-2 stalemate in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.

FA Cup 2022 champions

In the Carabao Cup final in February, the teams drew 0-0 after extra time before Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga sending his spot-kick well over the crossbar.

Having lifted that trophy already, Liverpool can move one step closer to a cup treble this term. They face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28. A quadruple is also not yet out of the realms of possibility, although they will need other teams to do them a favour and trip up leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking to crown the season with more silverware after lifting the Club World Cup, though they suffered disappointment in the Champions League against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. And they have been well adrift of City and Liverpool in the title race.

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