Liverpool’s Carabao Cup win sparks Quadruple talk, Carabao Cup final goalscorer Xherdan Shaqiri revealed in one of the best moments of his career as Liverpool’s 4-3 penalty shootout win over Chelsea lit up the English football season on Sunday. Shaqiri scored twice in regulation time, including one of the best-ever goals in a cup final at Wembley, and sealed Liverpool’s first trophy of the season from the spot with their fourth penalty to set off wild celebrations inside the stadium and across Merseyside. (ESPN)
What You Should Know About?
This season, in addition to fighting for a domestic treble (Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League), Liverpool will also be competing in their first-ever Carabao Cup. The competition has changed its name numerous times over its 35-year history but is currently known as EFL Cup. It has always been played by teams in England’s top two leagues, who are split into five tiers according to previous league results. In total there are 92 teams, with Premier League sides entering at Round 3 or 4.
Liverpool was drawn against Chelsea at that stage after they beat Everton 5-1 on Sunday thanks to goals from Sadio Mane (2), Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. What You Should Know About: Every player purchased by an English club must qualify under UK work permit rules. There are various ways of achieving that — you can either have played enough international games for your country (minimum of 75 caps)
You must be younger than 21 years old or have trained regularly with another top-level professional side for three years before moving to your new club. However, if a non-EU player wishes to join one of England’s big six clubs then he needs more than just experience; having already made more than 40 appearances would improve his chances too.
Where You Can Stream the Match?
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Liverpool’s front three of Salah, Firmino, and Mane are famous across Europe. The trio tormented Porto, Manchester City, and Roma on their march to Kiev and now have a League Cup winner’s medal to add to their collection. You play football to win trophies but we played some outstanding teams, Klopp said post-match. It was not easy but they showed it again in that final.
It is really difficult to defend them all together because they can play different systems too so that makes it hard work for the opponents. No one should think about [the Premier League or Champions League] except West Ham at home next week. Only West Ham – everything else doesn’t exist and will not exist until then.
If you thought we were going to celebrate like crazy tonight then you haven’t seen a game from us yet – there will be no party after tonight other than with our friends and family because it is only one part of what we want to achieve which has been done today. We need to be ready for West Ham. To make history you need to create your history and if it is nice history then even better but I cannot change how people see things afterward; I just know that I love being around these guys as an observer but more as a coach and manager in general!
What They’re Saying?
This is a big moment for us. It’s been a long season and we’ve been close on several occasions but never quite there, so to win one trophy is great and hopefully, we can go on and do something special in three or four weeks. – Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool defender, after his side beat Chelsea 2-0 in extra time to secure their first major trophy since 2012.
Who’s Next: The red half of Merseyside are favorites with SkyBet to achieve historic back-to-back domestic trebles and with reason; they might well be the best side that English football has ever seen. Sunday night brought further evidence of their dominance as they entered uncharted territory by winning an unprecedented eighth consecutive match without conceding a goal or even hitting double figures against limited opposition.
Mohamed Salah made it 3-0 on 18 minutes and his ninth Premier League strike in eight matches ultimately won it for Jurgen Klopp’s men. Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante was shown a second yellow card just before half-time with defending champions Chelsea trailing 1-0 from last week’s reverse fixture at Anfield.