Add the FA Cup to the collection: Jurgen Klopp has won every major title with Liverpool.
The 6-5 victory against the Chelsea in the penalty shootout in yesterday’s final he gave Liverpool their first FA Cup since 2006 and allows him to continue on the arduous but not impossible path of winning four trophies.
Like the league cup final in February, the FA Cup final ended 0-0 in 120 minutes of play before Liverpool came out on top again. This time, midfielder’s penalty Chelsea, Mason Mountwas deflected by the goalkeeper Allisonand then Konstantinos Tsimikas He completed the victory with his first goal since he arrived at the club.
In two weeks, Liverpool hopes to hoist another trophy by beating Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League. Before that, Klopp has to hope that Manchester City stumbles in the last two rounds of the Premier League and that Liverpool take advantage of it to win back that trophy.
“That’s part of the ‘monster mentality’, going into extra time and keeping the level high, playing well,” Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker said. “It gives us more confidence to go to the Premier League and also the Champions League final. It’s a fantastic moment and we should enjoy it”.
Chelsea, shaken by weeks of ownership changes, is the first team to lose three FA Cup finals in a row. In 2020 they were beaten by Arsenal and last year by Leicester.
The final of the oldest football cup in the world had never gone to penalties. It hadn’t even finished goalless since 1923, when it began to be played in the national stadium.
But Liverpool’s last FA Cup win, in 2006, was in one of two penalty shootouts that were played in Cardiff while Wembley was being rebuilt.