Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the decisive penalty as Liverpool produced one of the close football scores to lift the Carabao Cup over the weekend. He was brought on with one minute left to play in extra time but failed to save a single penalty before blazing his spot-kick over the bar. The man he replaced Eduoard Mendy was the man of the match producing one stunning save after another.

Managers Reaction 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “We feel bad for him [Kepa], of course. It was a bit harsh that he was the guy to miss the one and only penalty but there is no blame. I take the decisions when I make the decisions and I can’t re-judge them when I know the outcome. We don’t know what would’ve happened if we left Mendy on the pitch. No blame on Kepa. Blame on me as I’m the guy who makes the decisions. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. This is life as a football coach.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “Alisson Becker is the best goalkeeper in the world for me, but Kelleher is the best No 2 in the world, especially for the way we play. He had an incredible game. The life of a No 2 goalkeeper is you have to be ready when called. I can remember at least two incredible saves, probably a few more. He proved that the decision to play him was absolutely right, and then in a spectacular shoot-out he showed the whole range of his skill-set. He was top class.”

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