Chelsea's 1-0 loss in the Carabao Cup final at the hands of Liverpool only casts more doubts on the £1 billion project, with fears of going two years without any silverware.
Mauricio Pochettino defended his team after Gary Neville's description of Chelsea as "billion-pound bottle-jobs," and said it is impossible to compare the Blues with Liverpool following their Carabao Cup final defeat at Wembley.
Liverpool's Carabao Cup win over Chelsea helped manager Jurgen Klopp gain silverware in his farewell season, but also put trust in his younger players.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said referee Chris Kavanagh didn't "have the level" of the Carabao Cup final after hitting out at the official for failing to take action for the challenge on Ryan Gravenberch
Liverpool beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Carabao Cup final. Virgil van Dijk won it in the final moments, but he could have done so on the hour but for VAR.
Liverpool ensured that Jurgen Klopp's final season will end with silverware after Virgil Van Dijk's extra-time goal gave them a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has urged the match officials in Sunday's Carabao Cup Final not to feel any pressure of helping Jurgen Klopp go out on a high at Liverpool.
Pep Lijnders has said he is hopeful Mohamed Salah will be fit for Sunday's League Cup final against Chelsea, but said his participation remains in doubt.
Malo Gusto has said youth is not an excuse for Chelsea's failures this season and targeted beating Liverpool in Sunday's Carabao Cup final in order to galvanise the team.
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