Speaking to the BBC, Savage - who recently argued that the current Liverpool side 'is the worst he's ever seen' - conceded that the Reds have been very strong in cup competitions:
"Liverpool in the league this season have been woeful. Home defeats against teams you wouldn't expect, but this is the cup, and they've been very strong in both competitions, and they are a cup team.
Liverpool have indeed been excellent in cup competitions this season, and they also have the edge over Chelsea after winning the last four meetings between the two clubs. None of this cuts any ice with Savage though, who gave two reasons why he believes Chelsea will beat Liverpool today:
"I'm going for Chelsea to win though; they've got more belief, and they have better players"
I'm not sure how he measures belief but I'm sure Liverpool's players have just as much belief as Chelsea's players. He's probably right about the Blues having better players overall, but in a cup final situation, that is not always the deciding factor.