Liverpool knock out Arsenal on penalties in exciting 10 goal thriller
The remarkably resilient Reds came from behind three times to draw 5-5 with Arsenal before progressing to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on penalties
The Carabao Cup is dead, is it?
Try telling that to this Liverpool side, this mix of youngsters and squad players who somehow managed to produce one of the most remarkable Anfield cup ties in memory.
Try telling Curtis Jones, the home-grown hero whose nerveless penalty sent Jurgen Klopp’s side through to the quarter-finals, after a breathless night under the lights.
Liverpool fielded a debutant at right-back, and what a performance Neco Williams turned in.
It was the Welshman’s cross, well into added time, which allowed Origi to sweep home the leveller for 5-5. Origi, of course, knows exactly where to be when his team need him.
He’d scored the fourth too, although Joe Willock’s screamer looked to have won it for Arsenal soon after. Their fans, packed into the Anfield Road end, could barely believe what they were witnessing. Emery, again, has some explaining to do. He can’t even blame Granit Xhaka for this one.
As for Jurgen Klopp, he will pick the bones out of a slipshod defensive display, which saw Milner and Sepp van den Berg, 16 years apart, struggle badly. Milner gave Arsenal’s fourth goal away, while the teenage Dutchman looked overawed on his first Reds start.
All in all, a wonderfully entertaining night, one which will live long in the memory for all who were here to witness it.
Liverpool march on. Only Arsenal will know how, though.