How Jordan Henderson could make LFC history in FA Cup final

StatsHow Jordan Henderson could make LFC history in FA Cup final

Published 14th May 2022

Jordan Henderson will become the first Liverpool captain to lift six different trophies if the Reds are victorious in this afternoon's Emirates FA Cup final.

Jürgen Klopp’s men travel to Wembley for a third time this season, meeting Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea for a rerun of February’s Carabao Cup showpiece.

Liverpool earned a penalty shootout win in the capital against the Blues that day and are looking to claim a second piece of silverware of the campaign.

If they do, Henderson will make club history by securing his sixth different trophy as skipper.

The No.14 has so far lifted the Premier League, Champions League, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

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Liverpool have lifted the FA Cup seven times, the last coming in 2006, while they last appeared in the final in 2012 – losing 2-1 to today’s opponents Chelsea.

This will be the Reds’ 15th FA Cup final and of the previous 14, eight have been goalless at half-time.

Liverpool have won three of their four finals that have gone to extra-time, losing only to Arsenal in 1971.

They are aiming to become only the fifth team ever to win the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season – the others being Arsenal (1993), Liverpool (2001), Chelsea (2007) and Manchester City (2019).

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FINALLY: Liverpool's history in the FA Cup

From the 2012 final meeting with Chelsea, only Henderson of the players who appeared that day is still at either club.

Following on from this season’s Carabao Cup final, this will be the first FA Cup final to be contested between two managers from Germany. No German manager has ever won the competition.

This is the first time since Arsenal vs Sheffield Wednesday in 1993 that both domestic cup finals in a season have been contested by the same two teams.

Since the turn of the millennium, Liverpool and Chelsea have met 68 times, with the Reds winning 24 matches, two fewer than the Blues.

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This will be the Reds’ 43rd Wembley appearance in total. They have won 21 and lost 15, scoring 55 goals, with Ian Rush (10) having scored the most.

Liverpool have not lost any of the 42 matches this season in which they have scored the first goal of the game – 38 wins and four draws.

Sadio Mane has six goals in 16 appearances against Chelsea, while Mohamed Salah has scored four in 14.

If he plays, James Milner will extend his record as Liverpool’s oldest ever Wembley player at 36 years and 130 days old.

Published 14th May 2022