Carabao Cup kicks off Liverpool's Quadruple quest, while Chelsea's Kepa-for-Mendy gamble backfires
The first trophy of the English season was claimed on Sunday
in some style, as Chelsea and Liverpool played out a Carabao Cup final for the ages at Wembley
The sides combined to put the ball in the back of the net on four occasions
only for the offside flag to go up after each instance. Yet, despite the theatrics, 120 scoreless minutes passed.
Edouard Mendy and Caoimhin Kelleher were largely the reason why.
They were nothing short of superb, each keeping their team in the contest numerous times.
in fact, the keepers would determine this final.
Kepa Arrizabalaga was introduced for the shootout, replacing Mendy in the final moments of extra-time.
He and Kelleher failed to stop any of the first 20 penalty attempts
Liverpool keeper converted try no. 21
only for spot-kick specialist Kepa to sky his effort well over the bar to see the Reds win an 11-10 penalty shootout.
So, what can we take from Sunday's truly epic game? Mark Ogden (Liverpool)
James Olley (Chelsea) break down the contest from both perspectives.