Player Ratings: Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2 (5-4 on pens)

Mané (48’, 95’) // Giroud (36’), Jorginho (101’ , pen)

JORDAN HENDERSON DOES THE LEGS AGAIN.

Cos Eden Hazard,
Has faded away,
Just try not to worry,
You’ll beat us some day,
You took it to pens,
We won anyway,
Stop crying Frank Lampard.

Up the Super Reds.

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Adrián- 8/10
Nothing special or too fancy, just what you’d expect. Makes an excellent save in extra time. Saves the winning penalty. Get to ours.
Joe Gomez- 5/10
I can’t explain how much he isn’t a full back. The one time that he actually got forward into a good position he stood on the ball.

Joel Matip- 6/10
Did some dead good defending. Which was useful as he kept passing it to them.
Virgil van Dijk- 8/10
As you’d expect. Gargantuan.
Andrew Robertson- 6/10
Looked leggy. Certainly wasn’t at his usual best.
James Milner- 6/10
Did alright. Did probably as well as you could with acres of space to cover.
Fabinho- 8/10
Thought he did well. Made some good tackles, cramped up right at the end and then rose from the ashes and slotted his penalty right in the corner. Is right.
Jordan Henderson- 7/10
The main game plan seemed to be him overlapping Mo Salah, which was interesting to say the least. As with the others, had loads to do. Did alright. Did the greatest ever cup lift again.
Mohamed Salah- 8/10
Never seems to tire. Needs to work on his one on ones though. Shite at pens but is somehow yet to miss.

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Sadio Mané- 9/10
Was poor first half on account of being pretty isolated but was much better once Firmino came on. Great awareness for his first and a lovely finish for his second.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- 5/10
Really poor. Can’t really say I noticed him to be honest. Still, won a Super Cup and goes home to Perrie Edwards.

Substitutes
Roberto Firmino- 9/10
Came on and decided to be our best player.
Georginio Wijnaldum- 6/10
Helped the midfield a bit.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 6/10
Came on and got booked.
Divock Origi- 6/10
Good penalty.

VAR and the officials- 7/10
Good job overall. Can accept the handball shout as ball-to-hand even though I now have no idea what the handball rule is. Can accept why the referee decided the Tammy Abraham incident is a penalty and to an extent can see why VAR didn’t overturn it. Long live our robot referee overlords.

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