Takumi Minamino scored with the last kick of the game to help Liverpool produce one of the comeback football scores in the Carabao Cup. They made 10 changes from the side that drew against Tottenham. Jamie Vardy gave the visitors the perfect start, scoring a brace in the first 13 minutes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back in the 19th minute before James Maddison restored their two-goal advantage going into the break. Diogo Jota came on and scored in the 68th minute before Minamino equalized in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised second-choice goalkeeper and shoot-out hero Caoimhin Kelleher for ‘saving our life’, saying: “It is not the first time he was part of these spectacular games. Against Arsenal (the 2019 5-5 League Cup draw which Liverpool won on penalties) it was similar but this a step forward and he saved our lives. He was really helpful tonight.”
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “You saw in the second half the injuries we picked up, we had to change the structure of the team. First half we were excellent and looked like a real threat. To come to Anfield and score three goals, we really should have got four or five. Defensively you know you are going to have to suffer at times with the quality they have. In the second half, we threw everything at it and it just looked at the end we were going to get through. To concede in the 95th minute, I was so disappointed for the players, they put so much into the game.”
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