Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0 (5-6 on pens) LIVE REACTION: Tsimikas FIRES Reds to dramatic FA Cup final victory – latest updates

THE FA Cup final is here as Liverpool take on Chelsea in a tantalising showdown at Wembley Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp's team qualified for the final by defeating Premier League title rivals Man City as they continue to hunt an historic quadruple.

That leaves them facing Chelsea in a repeat of the Carabao Cup final following the Blues' comfortable 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace.

The fixture is Liverpool's first FA Cup final in 10 years and Jurgen Klopp's first ever during his seven year tenure.

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  • Kick-off time: 4.45pm GMT
  • TV channel: BBC One/ITV
  • Free live stream: BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James,Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Lukaku
  • Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Keita; Salah, Mane, Diaz
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    It's a cup double for Liverpool

    It's a sea of red in the Wembley stands, where the celebrations are only matched by those unravelling on the pitch.

    Every player in the Liverpool squad, and every member of staff are out there to embrace these scenes and each other.

    Kostas Tsimikas is hoisted upon to the shoulders of his teammate as the Wembley sky is lit up with red flares.

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    Goal! Kostas Tsimikas wins the FA Cup for Liverpool!

    Kostas Tsimikas is the hero!

    Left footed, the defender sends Edouard Mendy the wrong way to find the bottom corner and seal the shootout.

    Chelsea 5-6 Liverpool

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    Saved! Alisson keeps out Mason Mount!

    A big hand from the Brazilian stopper denies the England international!

    Chelsea 5-5 Liverpool

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    Diogo Jota must score! Diogo Jota does score!

    Top corner! Brilliant!

    Chelsea 5-5 Liverpool

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    Goal! Hakim Ziyech puts Chelsea in front!

    Despite a pause to clear a smoke bomb from the pitch, the Moroccan buries his penalty.

    Chelsea 5-4 Liverpool

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    Saved! Edouard Mendy denies Sadio Mane!

    The Liverpool forward has the chance to win the cup, but his spotkick is dramatically saved by his international colleague.

    Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool

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    Goal! Jorginho keeps Chelsea in it!

    No hop, skip or messing this time! The Italian buries it!

    Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool

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    Goal! Trent Alexander-Arnold scores!

    Into the bottom corner, Mendy goes the wrong way!

    Chelsea 3-4 Liverpool

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    Goal! Ross Barkley scores emphatically!

    The Evertonian hammers his penalty home!

    Chelsea 3-3 Liverpool

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    Goal! Roberto Firmino finds the net!

    A run, a stutter and a goal!

    Chelsea 2-3 Liverpool

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    Goal! Reece James scores for Chelsea!

    Cooly done by the right-back, planting it straight down the middle.

    Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

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    Goal! Thiago chips Liverpool ahead!

    A cheeky, cheeky penalty from the midfielder.

    Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

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    Post! Cesar Azpilicueta misses for Chelsea!

    The captain crashes his penalty against the woodwork!

    Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

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    Goal! James Milner levels it up!

    Mendy gets fingers to it but can't keep it out.

    Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

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    Goal! Marcos Alonso scores from the spot!

    The left wing-back sends Alisson the wrong way.

    Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool

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    In front of the Blues

    Unlike the Carabao Cup final, this shootout will take place in front of the Chelsea fans at the other end of Wembley.

    Will it bring a different result?

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    Who will pay the penalty?

    It's only the third ever FA Cup final to be settled by spotkicks?

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    After extra-time – Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    It will be another penalty shootout.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Chelsea substitution

    119. In fairness, replacing Edouard Mendy with Ross Barkley would only have been a slightly weirder substitution that the one that does take place.

    The former Everton man is instead replacing Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has only been on 14 minutes.

    Naturally, Barkley comes on to boos from the Liverpool fans.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    118. Much to the watching world's disappointment, Ross Barkley is being prepared as Chelsea's final substitute.

    Unless he's coming on for Edouard Mendy, that's spoilt my afternoon.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    117. Liverpool get the opportunity to test the Chelsea backline with a rare free-kick on the near touchline, but it evades everyone and goes behind.

    In the meantime, Thiago Silva has gone down with cramp.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    115. Unsurprisingly, the tempo of this final has slowed right down.

    It's been that way since perhaps the first five minutes of extra-time, but it's almost become a walking pace now.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    114. Chelsea have one substitution remaining. Just sayin'.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

    112. Loftus-Cheek is now playing as Chelsea's striker.

    Anyone who saw his lethal goalscoring prowess at Fulham last season knew it was only a matter of time.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Liverpool substitution

    111. Andy Robertson has barely been able to move these past few minutes, and so it's no surprise that Liverpool's latest substitution sees him removed in favour of Kostas Tsimikas.

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