Chelsea icon Pat Nevin explains where Liverpool have edge as he predicts FA Cup ‘classic’

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Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin has explained where he thinks Liverpool have the edge in a potential “classic” FA Cup final with the Blues. The two sides have already met three times this season, including once in the League Cup final where Liverpool won on penalties, and Nevin is expecting an exciting game once again.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Nevin said: “Every game has been absolutely quality this season between the two teams. I have been at them all and even right back to the first one, the sending off has changed the game.

“Tactically it was fantastic between Klopp and Tuchel, as it has gone on I thought the 2-2 game was a cracker as well. There was a great narrative about it with Chelsea coming back from the two goals down, but there was a fearlessness about both teams.

“Then you got to the Carabao Cup final, that is one of the best 0-0s I have ever seen in my entire life, I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Then it goes all the way to the penalties, but the quality that was on show that day was different class.

Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin ahead of the FA Cup final with Liverpool. (Image: Sky Sports)

“That’s the great thing about it. Incredible quality players, but two teams that want to attack. Chelsea might not be as fluid and maybe not as exciting all the time as Liverpool, but they attack and they are an attack-minded side. That is why it has got the chance to become an absolute classic cup final.”

Chelsea and Liverpool have met three times this season and all three have resulted in a draw in regulation time, with the Reds winning the League Cup final on penalties.

Wembley Stadium, the scene for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool. (Image: GETTY)

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