Jurgen Klopp cup finals – Our top five

Liverpool and Chelsea are set to face off once again in the Carabao Cup final having done so in 2022 which ended in chaos. Despite it finishing 0-0 in normal time, penalties settled the score with a major miss from an unexpected player handing Liverpool their first domestic trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The German manager would love nothing more than to go out in his final season lifting as many pieces of silverware as possible and they're still on course to potentially do a treble. All focus is on Sunday right now, however, but we're going to pick out the top five finals Klopp has been a part of as a manager.

Jurgen Klopp cup finals – Our top five

Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy with Borussia Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp won his first pieces of silverware with Borussia Dortmund – Icon Sport

Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Bayern Munich – DFB Pokal final, 12th May, 2012

Borussia Dortmund shocked the whole of Germany by not just beating Bayern Munich, but demolishing the Bavarian outfit. Dortmund raced into a 1-0 lead through Shinji Kagawa after just three minutes but were initially pegged back 22 minutes later, but that was as far as the Bayern fightback got.

Dortmund then scored three unanswered goals with Robert Lewandowski getting two of them before Frank Ribery briefly restored belief but Dormtund's Polish striker rounded off his hat-trick in the 81st minute. This victory was a major upset with Bayern going on to win the Bundesliga by 25 points, but Klopp had his side ticking along very well in cup competitions.

With Lewandowski netting a rare cup final hat-trick, we think the most likely player to do that on Sunday at Wembley is Mohammed Salah, who's set to return to the squad after missing the Luton Town clash. Salah to score a Carabao Cup final hat-trick can be found at 28/1.

Loris Karius in the Champions League final for Liverpool
Liverpool's 2018 Champions League final will always be remembered for Loris Karius' double error / Icon Sport

Liverpool 1-3 Real Madrid – Champions League final, 26th May, 2018

Liverpool were returning to the Champions League final for the first time since 2007 and hopes were high that they could prevail victorious. However, two big errors from infamous goalkeeper, Loris Karius, saw Real Madrid storm to yet another title.

The score was level at 1-1 on the hour mark with Saido Mane managing to restore faith in the Reds following Karius' first howler which saw him just hand the ball to Karim Benzema. However, things got worse moments later when Gareth Bale produced one of the finest Champions League final goals of all time when he lept in the air and smashed home a stunning bicycle kick.

That wasn't all though because Karius let a third goal in when a long-range effort from Bale squirmed through his arms and sealed the tie for Real Madrid, leaving Liverpool fans in heartache. Backing BTTS and Liverpool to win could prove tasty with odds of 5/2.

Jurgen Klopp won his first-ever Champions League trophy
Jurgen Klopp won a Champions League final at the third time of asking – Icon Sport

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur – Champions League final, 1st June, 2019

Once again, there was controversy in a Champions League final involving Liverpool. They stormed into a lead after just two minutes through Mohammed Salah after they were awarded a penalty for an apparent handball by Moussa Sissoko despite it appearing to strike his chest first.

Liverpool finally got their hands on a Champions League trophy after waiting over a decade, with cult hero Divock Origi sealing the famous win with a goal in the 87th minute which summed up his interesting time with the Reds.

It was impressive for Klopp's side to win and keep a clean sheet in such a huge match against a Spurs side who were thriving under Mauricio Pochettino. If you believe they'll repeat this feat on Sunday and win to nil, then you'll be greeted with odds of around 16/5.

Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool's Super Cup victory
This penalty shootout victory was the first Jurgen Klopp had experienced – Icon Sport

Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4) – UEFA Super Cup final, 14th August, 2019

Fresh off the back of their Champions League glory, Liverpool faced off against an old cup final foe in the form of Chelsea. Taking place in Istanbul, fans were treated to a thrilling final. With the scores level at 1-1 after 90 minutes the game headed to extra time with Sadio Mane getting a brace before Olivier Giroud cancelled that out 10 minutes later.

So, the match went to penalties and it was an impressive display with nine straight penalties being scored which sent it into sudden death. Tammy Abraham stepped up and saw his spot kick saved by Adrian.

Given these two sides have a history of penalty shootouts, you can back either team to win on penalties at 12/1.

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup back in 2022
Liverpool and Chelsea faced off in the Carabao Cup final back in 2022 – Photo by Icon sport

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (11-10) – Carabao Cup final, 27th February, 2022

This final will always be remembered for how it ended after a less-than-eventful 120 minutes of football being played out at Wembley. It was the perfect penalty shootout with 11/11 Liverpool players finding the back of the net, including Caoimhin Kelleher.

So, the pressure fell to Kepa Arrizabalaga who had fluffed one penalty shootout for Chelsea when he refused to be subbed off despite orders from Maurizio Sari. The Spanish keeper blasted his spot kick over the bar and almost out of the stadium, bringing an end to the thrilling shootout and handing the Reds another piece of silverware.

These finals are usually very close between Liverpool and Chelsea, so we would advise backing the draw/draw market, especially with odds of 9/2.

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