UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool beats Chelsea to clinch title
Liverpool won the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul, Wednesday night.
Goalkeeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s spot-kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.
Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half through Olivier Giroud’s clinical strike but Sadio Mane scored twice to give Liverpool the lead.
Both teams scored in additional times, with Liverpool scoring on the 95-minute and Chelsea equalising at the 101-minute through Jorginho.
Liverpool’s win comes just two months after Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool boss when he led the Reds to a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to BT Sport says: “It was a very difficult game for both teams. It was all about winning it and we did that in the end.
“Nobody in the stadium wanted extra time, it was a killer. I’m not sure about the penalty but who cares now.
“We started well then dropped off… we could talk about football but it’s too late now. We had to fight and the boys did tonight.”
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard speaking to BT Sport says he is proud of the team: “I’ve got nothing but pride in the team and the performance, and confidence in what that means.
“It was a tough game against a good Liverpool team that had extra time to recover after the weekend. But sometimes football comes down to little moments of luck.”
Chelsea’s player N’Golo Kante was awarded the Man of the Match as he pulled the strings in midfield.