Kai Havertz (Chelsea) falls after a collision with James Milner (Liverpool).
| photo: Matt Dunham, AP
In the final of the League Cup, Liverpool won only after a penalty shootout. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was allowed to take it quickly by the referee, much to the dismay of the goalkeeper who wasn’t prepared.
Coach Jürgen Klopp’s charges are for two more trophies in the game. Real Madrid will challenge in the Champions League final on Saturday 28 May. In the English league, he loses three points to the first Manchester City two rounds before the end.
Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, van Dijk, Robertson – Keïta, Henderson (C), Alcântara – Salah, Mané, Díaz.
E. Mendy – Chalobah, T. Silva, Rüdiger – James, Jorginho (C), Kovačić, Alonso – Mount, Pulisic – Lukaku.
Kelleher – Gomez, Origi, Firmino, Jota, Tsimikas, Matip, Jones, Milner.
Arrizabalaga – Loftus-Cheek, Zijas, Kante, Werner, Barkley, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Saul.
Referee: Pawson – Cook, Smart