Who will meet at Wembley Stadium for the 56th League Cup final? After two thrilling semifinals, we have a matchup between two of the top clubs in England.
Liverpool will meet Manchester City in next month’s final. The final match will be played Sunday, February 28th at Wembley Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Eastern.
Liverpool, eight-time winners of the League Cup, are in the final for the first time since 2012. It would also be the first chance at a trophy for new manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, who has done well early in his English managerial career.
For Klopp and Liverpool, the dramatic has become the norm. That was the case in the semifinal, when they needed penalties to overcome Stoke City. Manchester City’s semifinal was also a nailbiter, as the squad scored two second half goals to overcome Everton. Both goals invloved Kevin De Bruyne, who came on in the second half and made a huge impact on the match. He scored the second goal off a sideline cross from Raheem Sterling, and dropped a bail to Sergio Aguero’s head for the winner. It came at a price, however, as De Bruyne was stretchered off during extra time with a leg injury.