Liverpool won the FA Cup final by beating Chelsea 11-10 in a stunning penalty shoot-out at Wembley. Liverpool won the League Cup final on penalties after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the decisive penalty. On Sunday, Liverpool players and staff celebrated their League Cup victory over Chelsea at Wembley. After 120 minutes of goalless play, Liverpool finally clinched the League Cup title after beating Chelsea on penalties, lifted the trophy for a record ninth time, and ended the first leg of an unprecedented foursome this season.
After Liverpool and Chelsea made a pro-Ukrainian gesture before kick-off, Christian Pulisic got his first chance in the League Cup final but was turned down by Caoimhin Kelleher, who set the tone for the final. Chelsea started the 2022 EFL Cup Final stronger, creating the first clear chance of the match in the sixth minute.
Once again, Kepa Arrizabalaga was the loser, while Liverpool celebrated the victory. Liverpool won after Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was substituted at the end of the Extra Time and before penalties, missed the decisive penalty in a stunning 11-10 scoreline. Sunday’s dramatic League Cup final ended in a penalty kick. All 22 players took penalties, and Chelsea’s substitute stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga ignited the decisive kick to deliver the trophy to Liverpool.
After 20 successful penalties, Caoimhin Kelleher became a Liverpool hero, going up to 11-10 and then seeing Kepa Arrizabalaga score a penalty high over the bar to set up an epic League Cup final. In the end, it was an unlikely duel between the two goalkeepers and Liverpool’s young Irish shooter Caoimhin Kelleher, who scored a penalty against Kepa Arrizabalaga, who replaced Edouard Mendy in the penalty spot. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s decision to stick with substitute goalkeeper Kelleher, who played to the English League Cup final rather than return to Alisson, was rewarded in total. However, the Irishman could hardly have imagined scoring the deciding penalty in the shootout. Surprisingly, Kelleher failed to save himself during what was a penalty lesson but became a League Cup-winning hero by scoring what turned out to be a crucial penalty before seeing a Chelsea pantomime of the villainous substitute goalkeeper inflate his penalty beautifully over the crossbar.
Despite Liverpool’s recent success, including winning the 2019 UEFA Champions League and Club World Cup and the 2020 Premier League, the 2022 EFL Cup is their first domestic cup win with Klopp. The 2022 EFL Cup also puts Liverpool back in the standings as the most successful team in the competition’s history, giving them nine in what is historically known as the League Cup and now in the EFL Championship title cup.