FA Cup final: Chelsea vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights as Salah injury halts early Reds pressure

WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON — For the second time in three months, Liverpool face Chelsea at the home of football. This time, the Reds and Blues collide in the final of the FA Cup, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

HALF-TIME: Goalless at the break. Chelsea will be the happier of the two sides, after Klopp's men failed to make the most of their fantastic early pressure, particularly through Diaz, who was electric in his buildup but also somewhat wasteful. Perhaps the bigger concern will be over Salah, though, after the Egyptian King was forced off through injury partway through that half.

46th min: At the other end, Pulisic delicately dinks the ball through to Lukaku, whose left-footed strike goes over. The Belgian has struggled to make an impact in this first half.

45th min: Jota's first big chance of the game goes begging! Mane starts the move by dispossessing Mount deep, with the play eventually moving out left, where a ball into the Portuguese is poked over with the outside of his boot.

42nd min: No real chances for either side in the last few minutes as the game reaches more of a settled state, following the three breaks for injuries which disrupted a frenetic start here in the capital.

34th min: Mount has really been looking dangerous in the last quarter-hour, and the England international again gets Pulisic in on goal, but Konate denies the Chelsea No.10.

32nd min: More injury concern for Liverpool, though, with Salah forced off through injury! Seemingly a muscle problem, given it was not through a collision. That could have massive implications just two weeks before the Champions League final. Diogo Jota is on. 30th min: Liverpool fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief, with Alisson back to his feet.

27th min: After a spell of light Liverpool pressure, Mount bursts forward to play in the onrushing Alonso for another golden opportunity, but Alisson comes up big to deny the Spaniard fantastically. However, the Reds' goalkeeper has hurt himself in the process.

23rd min: Big chance for the Londoners! Pulisic finds himself open in the centre of the box after English duo James and Mount break down the right. Warning signs for Liverpool, after failing to capitalise on their early domination.

17th min: Thiago fouls Kovacic on the right edge of Liverpool's box, giving Chelsea a free-kick in a promising position. Alonso over it, but sails hopelessly into the arms of Alisson. 16th min: Chelsea's first meaningful spell of possession ends in Pulisic flashing a shot wide, after what was a clear Lukaku handball.

13th min: After an interruption due to a Chalobah injury, the game resumes in exactly the same way. Diaz played in, this time by a great Mane pass, and his shot is blocked. 8th min: What a ball from Alexander-Arnold! The full-back wonderfully plays in Diaz cross-field with the outside of his boot, but Mendy produces a big save. One-way traffic here so far.

7th min: Strong work from Mane unleashes Diaz again down the left, and again the Colombian's ball into the middle is teasing but eludes two teammates. 6th min: Jorginho is down after a ball from Salah strikes him in the head from close range. It was during another threatening attack from Liverpool, who look in the mood.

15 mins to KO: In the programme here at Wembley, American superstar Christian Pulisic - who scored in the 2020 FA Cup final loss to Arsenal - spoke of the importance of inspiring those in his homeland. Pulisic said: "I'm hoping kids back home in the US can watch people like myself growing up in America, and I'm able to come over here and play at the highest level. So that's why I always want to make a good impression and feel like I'm representing my roots."