Liverpool takes a bigger lead on aggregate at HT after Luis Diaz's opener

Liverpool are beating Fulham at halftime and are leading 3-1 on aggregate.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Liverpool are 45 minutes away from making the EFL Cup final after Luis Diaz's opener.
Liverpool are 45 minutes away from making the EFL Cup final after Luis Diaz's opener.
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Liverpool are currently leading 1-0 against Fulham in the second half of the EFL Carabao Cup. Liverpool are leading 3-1 in the aggregate score and, as of now, will play Chelsea in Wembley in the EFL Cup.

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Darwin Nunez took the first shot on target after dribbling from the left, cutting inside, and shooting a tame shot that Leno easily caught. Palhinha had a clear chance from a corner when he was by himself in the box. As the ball reached him, his volley went over the net. Fulham got close again after a cross by Robinson was cleared by Kelleher's hand.

Jarell Quansah performs a beautiful lobbed pass to Luis Diaz who was on the left. Luis Diaz scored the opener for Liverpool in the 11th minute after a great ball by the 20-year-old defender. The Colombian cut inside and took a near post where Leno took a touch on it but couldn't stop the ball from going in. Liverpool take a blogger lead in the aggregate score to 3-1. Quansah has the most assists of any player in the Carabao Cup this season. With this goal, Luis Diaz scored in every competition he's played in for Liverpool this season.

Luis Diaz scored again in the 27th minute, but it was called for office. A pass by Gakpo found Nunez in the box by the Uruguayan was offside. Nunez shoots the ball at the post, and in the rebound, Diaz takes a shot that hits the top right corner, hitting both posts and then the ball entering the net.

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Fulham had a few more chances, but Liverpool's composure shut those chances down

Fulham tried to respond but couldn't find a good ball for Raul Jimenez, who took a bad shot. Diaz wanted a second goal after a great play by Gakpo and Gravenberch led to a counterattack. The Dutch midfielder found Diaz on the left, but the Colombian took a soft shot at Leno.

Raul Jimenez took a shot from outside the box, but Kelleher got a great save to it. Fulham were desperate for a goal before halftime, but Liverpool were too comfortable with the ball. Mac Allister got an accidental kick to the leg but was fine to carry on.

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