Juergen Klopp just added another trophy this season by winning his first League Cup, whereas in EPL, Manchester United blew up their chance closing the gap with Chelsea after only mustering a goalless draw.
The German boss, Juergen Klopp finally succeeded in winning another title on English soil this weekend. He led The Reds to beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties after being held in a goalless draw in the Carabao Cup final. It was one of the most thrilling games in the summit yet without any goals. Both sides had clear chances to open the scoring. Unfortunately, either the shots were denied or swept away by the opposition's defense line.
The game even ruled out three goals, one from Liverpool and three from The Blues due to the offside positions or a foul. Eduard Mendy and Caoimhin Kelleher were impressive between the sticks. Yet, when it came to the shootout, Chelsea boss opted for changing Mendy with the supposedly more experienced Kepa Arrizzabalaga. Both sides did well in all penalties until the face-to-face duel between two goalies, Kelleher did better in scoring on penalties but Kepa's strike was flew wide.
Liverpool vs Chelsea 0-0 (11-10) on penalties
Liverpool: Kelleher – Joel Matip (Ibrahim Konate 91), Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson – Naby Keita (James Milner 80), Fabinho, Jordan Henderson (Harvey Elliot 79) – Mo Salah, Sadio Mane (Diogo Jota 80), Luis Diaz (Divock Origi 97)
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (Kepa Arrizabalaga 120) – Trevor Chalobah, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva - Reece James (Cesar Azpilicueta 57), Marcos Alonso, NGolo Kante, Mateo Kovacic (Jorginho 106) – Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic (Timo Werner 74), Mason Mount (Romelu Lukaku 74)
In the meantime, Manchester United were held in a goalless draw while playing host to the relegation struggler, Watford. In this game, their two Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, wasted a number of decent chances to score. One attempt from CR7 even only hit the post. This result only made them three points behind Chelsea on the table, instead of potential one point. Meanwhile, their local contender, Manchester City snatched a narrow win over Everton on the road despite being under pressure throughout the game. Their winning goal came from the Toffees' defensive blunder which gave Phil Foden an advantage to break the deadlock. Pep Guardiola's side is still sitting comfortably on the top by six points difference from Liverpool. Yet, the Reds have one game in hand, which could be useful to put more pressure on the reigning champions.
Here are the other results in EPL this weekend:
Leeds vs Tottenham 0-4
Brentford vs Newcastle United 0-2
West Ham vs Wolverhampton 1-0
Southampton vs Norwich 2-0
Brighton vs Aston Villa 0-2
Crystal Palace vs Burnley 1-1