Liverpool are on track for a historic quadruple, and the FA Cup is the next prize on offer for the Reds, with a final against Chelsea just around the corner.
The Merseyside giants are one of the most successful clubs in the entire history of the famous competition, and Liverpool will be looking to lift the FA Cup after failing to win the trophy in ten years.
Indeed, Liverpool’s record in the competition is an impressive one, and we take a look at four accomplishments the Reds have achieved in the FA Cup final ahead of their massive clash against Chelsea this Saturday.
More titles than Manchester City and Everton
As mentioned, Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs in the history of the FA Cup, with only four teams winning the competition more times than the Merseyside giants, who could go level with Chelsea and Tottenham should they win on Saturday.
With seven FA Cups under their belt, Liverpool have won the famous tournament more times than the likes of Premier League rivals Manchester City and city rivals Everton, with the likes of Newcastle United and West Ham winning fewer times than the Reds.
With Jurgen Klopp yet to win the historic cup, the German manager will be eager to add the FA Cup to his growing collection this Saturday, with Chelsea currently the outsiders to win the final against Liverpool.
Ian Rush’s FA Cup final record
Didier Drogba might hold the record for the most FA Cup finals scored in, but Liverpool legend Ian Rush is actually the man to score the most number of goals in the showpiece event, with the Wales icon bagging five across three matches in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
As Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer, Rush is also the player to score the most goals in the FA Cup out of any player in the club’s entire history, with the striker bagging an impressive 39 in 61 appearances in the competition.
With Mohamed Salah scoring just four in his entire Liverpool career, the Egyptian king has some serious catching up to do if he is to equal Rush’s FA Cup final record, and the winger will no doubt be eager to score against his former side Chelsea this weekend.
John Barnes and the magic of the Cup
Playing in an FA Cup is something every English player dreams of, and for John Barnes, the Liverpool icon and former England international has played in the competition more times than any other player.
With 87 appearances in the Cup during his time with Liverpool, Watford and Newcastle, the retired winger is one of the most decorated players in the competition’s history, with Barnes winning the competition twice with the Reds.
The most dramatic FA Cup final in the 21st Century
As mentioned earlier, it has been quite some time since Liverpool’s last FA Cup final, yet the last time the Reds won the competition was arguably the most dramatic fixture in the tournament’s history this century.
For some Liverpool fans of a certain age, the cup final against West Ham is arguably one of the best and most dramatic fixtures they have seen in their lives, on par with the 4-0 win against FC Barcelona and other miraculous comebacks.
With the Hammers just seconds away from winning the FA Cup final, Steven Gerrard scored one of his best-ever goals for Liverpool to send the goal into extra-time, with the Reds eventually winning 3-1 on penalties to lift the trophy that Klopp will be looking to claim this weekend against Chelsea.