After the penalty shoot-out which ended 6-5 in favour of Liverpool, Chelsea is now left to lick their wounds after the two sides endured a pulsating, tensed 120 minutes.
It is a match that lived up to expectations and all those that created time to watch will never regret it.
The display by Liverpool today will surely leave football enthusiasts all over the world wondering about the team that Jurgen Klopp has put together as Prince William handed over the trophy to Jordan Henderson.
They have two trophies already out of the Four on target this year.
Although they still have some business to do this year, – the Premiership which they still believe can still be taken if Manchester City slipped up, and the Champions League Cup which only Real Madrid is the one blocking their way.
Tonight’s victory has made Liverpool an eight-time winner, the same as Chelsea that lost out today and leaving both Arsenals who have the FA cup 14 times and Manchester City’s 12th-time winner as those who have won more
An elated Liverpool keeper Alisson said, “It’s amazing, we did such a good performance. It was a shame we didn’t score. It was a proper fight, we kept a clean sheet, and then afterwards the boys were unbelievable scoring the goals. I just had to save the last one.
“I am so happy. I and also Mendy did amazing saves. I couldn’t have done the saves without the help of the team. They work well and make it easier for me.
And on the penalty that he saved, “It was good hey? All goalkeeper coaches help me with the decisions. They are fantastic players, Chelsea played well but we deserved to win this. I only make the save because we deserved to win this.
“This gives us more confidence in the Premier League and also the Champions League final. It’s a fantastic moment now, we just need to enjoy it”.
A good memory of the Carabao Cup final victory in February was the decisive moment coming when Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson saved Mason Mount’s spot-kick, leaving Kostas Tsimikas to secure Liverpool’s second trophy of the season.
Liverpool boss Klopp is a lucky man who has written his name in gold with this amazing team. He said the match was outstanding, and an incredible, intense game against a Chelsea team that also deserved to win. ,
“I couldn’t be more proud of my boys, the shift they put in, how hard they fought, early changes. I think Virgil is fine but his muscle was hurt.
“All of these things, missing good chances, overcoming good moments from Chelsea, then having really good moments ourselves.
“Then in the penalty shootout, it was nerve-racking, my nails are gone but I really feel for Chelsea – for the second time, 120 minutes and you get nothing, too hard. But for us I’m pretty happy.
“We are mentality monsters but there were mentality monsters, in blue as well – it was one penalty. Chelsea played outstanding but in the end there must be one winner and that was us today.”