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Liverpool vs Cardiff City Final – LIVE Football Reddit Score 6 Feb 2022

Liverpool vs Cardiff City Final – LIVE Football Reddit Score 6 Feb 2022

Liverpool are the big favourites to beat their Championship guests Cardiff in the 4th Round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Even if Liverpool decide to rotate their usual starting eleven they would still be favourites to beat a full-strength Bluebirds. Liverpool have won each of their last six games against Cardiff City in all competitions, most recently in 2019 when Cardiff were still in the Premier League. The hosts have won four of their last six matches in league and cup and have managed to keep three clean sheets in their last four matches, while Cardiff have lost three of their last six fixtures.

Cardiff took the lead in the 6th-minute at home to Nottingham Forest thanks to an effort from Hugill and that goal separated the two teams at the interval. Cardiff doubled their advantage in the 65th-minute through Davies and a good job they did as well, as Forest pulled a goal back in stoppage-time but it was no more than a consolation. Cardiff have won the FA Cup before but that was way back in 1927 but in recent years the best they have managed is runners-up to Portsmouth in 2008.

Liverpool were away at Crystal Palace in their last game but dominated the match and came away with all 3pts. The Reds opened the scoring in the 8th-minute through van Dijk and made it 2-0 in the 32nd-minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain was set up by Robertson. In the second forty-five, Palace pulled a goal back through Edouard but a late penalty from Fabinho restored Liverpool’s two-goal lead and wrapped up the 3pts. Liverpool have won the FA Cup 7-times in total but haven’t lifted the illustrious trophy since 2006.

The winter break has provided Liverpool with some much-needed respite from injuries and Covid-19 problems that somewhat hampered them in January. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his squad is stable, and the arrival of Luis Diaz ought to add a new dimension to their attack. That aside, the German manager will be keen to get his hands on the FA Cup among other honours when the season ends.

Liverpool have not won the competition since the 2005/06 season, and their performances in recent seasons have been nothing short of disappointing. Liverpool have made it to the fifth round just once in the last six years – a record Klopp will be keen to improve this term. They have a chance to progress when they meet Championship strugglers Cardiff on Sunday.

Event details:
NAME: Liverpool – Cardiff City
DATE: 6 Feb 2022
TIME: 12:00 UTC
VENUE: Anfield, Liverpool, England

Meanwhile, Cardiff City have recently seen an upturn in fortunes with some good results in recent games. After a disappointing January, the Welsh side ended the month with consecutive victories over Nottingham Forest and Barnsley. Those wins will have given the Championship side some much-needed confidence to face the Premier League giants.

Cardiff, like Liverpool, have not made it to the fifth round in years. The last time they progressed to that stage of the competition was in the 2013/14 season, when they advanced past the fifth round. The Bluebirds also have a dismal record against the Reds, having lost their last six games versus the Merseysiders.

They are in the fourth round courtesy of Mark Harris’ 116th-minute winner against Preston North End in the previous round. Cardiff will be hoping to make their mark at Anfield and play to the best of their ability, although the venue has been a fortress for Liverpool in recent seasons.

Jurgen Klopp could field a second-string team against their Championship opponents. There are potential absentees apart from those who remain at the AFCON. Divock Origi and Thiago Alcantara are doubts, while Harvey Elliott might not be risked from the start after his return from a long layoff. Klopp also suggested that new signing Luis Diaz could have to wait to make his debut.

Veteran star James Milner could take his position on the left side of midfield, while youngster Tyler Morton could sit at the base where Fabinho plays. Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could finish the midfield lineup for the Reds. Klopp could shake up his backline for the Cardiff clash. The Liverpool manager could hand Conor Bradley a start at right-back, while Kostas Tsimikas should get the nod on the left. Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez may feature in central defence, with Caoimhin Kelleher in goal in place of Alisson.

Jurgen Klopp will have to make do without star men Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a little while longer as the Egypt and Senegal superstars prepare to lock horns in the Africa Cup of Nations final, but the arrival of £50m man Luis Diaz perhaps signals an imminent change to the famed – but ageing – front three.

Prior to the most recent international break, Liverpool struck twice against Crystal Palace through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Virgil van Dijk before Odsonne Edouard made things interesting, but an incredibly controversial penalty converted by Fabinho settled the contest 3-1 in the Reds’ favour at Selhurst Park.

Eyebrows were also raised when Liverpool put out a relatively strong side for the visit of Shrewsbury in the FA Cup just days after the postponement of their EFL Cup tie with Arsenal due to COVID-19 cases – with many of them turning out to be false positives – but the Reds eased to a 4-1 win as they seek to desperately improve their fortunes in the FA Cup.

The 2005-06 tournament represents the last time that Liverpool lifted the prestigious trophy aloft, and they have only made it as far as the fifth round once in the past six seasons, but a 22-game unbeaten streak at Anfield will certainly serve them well here.

Successive Championship victories have been extremely difficult to come by for Cardiff during their topsy-turvy 2021-22 season, but after overcoming Nottingham Forest to round off an otherwise disappointing January, the Bluebirds repeated the trick against Barnsley.

Uche Ikpeazu was on target with 19 minutes remaining to give Steve Morison’s side a much-needed injection of confidence before their journey to Anfield, but Cardiff are still looking over their shoulder in the second tier and may seek to prioritise survival over an unlikely cup run.

Cardiff were forced to do it the hard way against Preston in the third round but ultimately got over the line thanks to Mark Harris’s 116th-minute winner, but not since the 2013-14 season have the Bluebirds managed to advance past the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Furthermore, the 1927 champions have not made it to the quarter-finals since collecting runners-up medals in the 2007-08 edition against Portsmouth in the final, and conceding in 13 away games on the bounce before their 1-0 win at Barnsley does not bode well before a journey to Anfield.

Liverpool enter this match on a six-game winning streak against Cardiff in all competitions – winning 4-1 at Anfield in the 2018-19 Premier League – and this fixture also represents a repeat of the 2011-12 EFL Cup final, with the Reds winning on penalties.

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