Chelsea versus Liverpool features and response as Reds win on punishments

Chelsea versus Liverpool features and response as Reds win on punishments

Chelsea vs Liverpool

Alisson Becker and Kostas Tsimikas were the spot-kick legends as Liverpool got a 6-5 punishment shoot-out win against Chelsea to win the FA Cup and save their mission for an unprecedent fourfold alive.

Only 76 days after the Reds edged past Thomas Tuchel's men on punishments following a scoreless Carabao Cup last, Wembley saw one more holding conflict between these sides that went down to the last second.

Nothing could divide them following an hour and a half and additional time once more, regardless of Luis Diaz going close on a few events. Marcos Alonso was denied by the bar for Chelsea, while Andy Roberson missed several opportunities of a lifetime for Liverpool.

Edouard Mendy forestalled Sadio Mane striking the victor after Cesar Azpilicueta had hit the post, just for Alisson to keep Mason Mount's punishment out. That set up for Kostas Tsimikas, who committed no error to send his partners and Jurgen Klopp energizing the pitch to celebrate with him.

Tuchel on province of Kovacic's lower leg

Tuchel has given an understanding into exactly how awful Mateo Kovacic's lower leg injury has been.

He said: "I didn't realize it was conceivable that he could squeeze into a shoe."

The midfielder played through the torment however and was noteworthy for 66 minutes before he was supplanted.

Hamstrings the issue...

Thomas Tuchel has affirmed Kai Havertz passed up a great opportunity with a hamstring injury, having been not able to prepare yesterday.

Comparative issue for Timo Werner, who felt an issue with his hamstring in the warm-up in front of start up. Chelsea chose not to gamble with the German.

Chelsea player appraisals

Mateo Kovacic 7

Such a major event mindset player and that was required, especially in the main half, when Liverpool were on top. Continually displayed for the ball and won belonging at key times. Astounding he endured over an hour with a lower leg injury.

Jorginho 7

Had a tremendous influence in wrestling Chelsea back into the game. His quiet head was vital to keeping his partners centered in the eye of the tempest.

Marcos Alonso 8

Might have had a full go-around. Truly disturbed Liverpool by playing so high up. Constrained one save, hit the bar and put one more opportunity simply wide.

Berets primed and ready!

Roberto Firmino previously directing his concentration toward the Champions League last!
Fourteen days today, Liverpool face Real Madrid in Paris, searching for retribution after the 3-1 loss to the Spanish side in 2018.
Vows to be an amazing experience.

Liverpool didn't have a solitary shot in that frame of mind, with the two sides looking unquestionably worn out.

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk constrained off, Andy Robertson supplanted late on - playing the greatest measure of games is perhaps finding Liverpool.
Only three to go however - history still there to be made.

'Once more, mindset beasts' grinding away

Jurgen Klopp has hailed his side's personality as they by and by moved forward on the greatest stage to keep their fourfold dream alive.
"Extraordinary, it was an amazing, extreme game against Chelsea - they would have merited it the very same way, as in the Carabao Cup. That is the manner by which little the edges are," Klopp said.
"I was unable to be more pleased with my young men, the shift they put in, how hard they battled, the early changes. These things, passing up on great opportunities, defeating great minutes from Chelsea, then, at that point, having great minutes ourselves.
"Then, at that point, in the punishment shootout, it was harrowing, my nails are gone however I truly feel for Chelsea. For the subsequent time, 120 minutes and you don't get anything, that is excessively hard. Yet, for us I'm really cheerful.
"We are mindset beasts yet there were attitude beasts in blue also - it was one punishment. Chelsea played extraordinary however eventually there should be one victor and that was us today."

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