The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool had to be decided through penalty shoot-out
Kathmandu: Liverpool went on to win their first FA Cup win in 16 years following a dramatic penalty shootout. Sadio Mane had the chance to win the cup but missed, at which point Reds fans feared the worst. But Mason Mount’s miss allowed Kostas Tsimikas to get the job done.
“Outstanding, it was an incredible, intense game against Chelsea – they would have deserved it [the win] exactly the same way, like in the Carabao Cup – that’s how small the margins are,” said Klopp, the Liverpool manager at full-time.
Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League remain slim. Manchester City can move six points clear at the top of the table with victory against West Ham at the London Stadium tomorrow. Liverpool’s next league game is against Southampton on Tuesday.
“Mo came and he said he could carry on, but I felt a little thing,” Klopp answered when asked about Salah’s injury. “I hope he will be fine.” Virgil van Dijk was also forced out of the game at the end of normal time. Like Salah, he didn’t appear to have a serious complaint. Klopp has confirmed the Dutchman “had little problems” but also believes he is “fine” and will play again this term.
Klopp’s Liverpool still has the opportunity to win the Premier League, Champions league, FA Cup and EFL Cup all in the same season being the first ever English team able to do so. They’ve already lifted the latter two and have reached a European final, where they’ll face the mighty Real Madrid on May 28.