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Latest Stat Reveal Chelsea Players Were Younger Than Liverpool ’Kids’

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Chelsea was blasted by Gary Neville for losing to a youthful Liverpool team in the Carabao Cup final.

The Manchester United great was furious with Mauricio Pochettino’s team for losing to a youthful Liverpool team even though they were playing at full strength. “It’s Klopp’s kids against the billion-pound bottle jobs,” Neville commented on Sky Sports during the Carabao Cup final.

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But according to Football Joe, the average age of the Chelsea lineup in the final was 23.9 years while Liverpool’s average age was 25.8. By the end of the match, the Blues’ average age changed to 22.6 years while the Reds aged 24.1.

class=”s2″>In the absence of important players like Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jurgen Klopp did start a number of young players, but his lineup also included seasoned veterans like Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Wataru Endo, and Luis Diaz.

Next up for Klopp’s team is an FA Cup match against Southampton on Wednesday, followed by a Premier League match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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