Klopp is of the opinion that dropping Caoimhin Kelleher for the Carabao Cup final is simply not an option before the young goalkeeper repays his manager’s faith in winning the shootout.
Video not available
Among his many quotes, one of Jurgen Klopp’s favorites is “We LiverpoolOf course we do it the hard way! ”
“You’re not wrong Kaiser” in German? Ok, maybe not the last bit, but you get the drift. This is not only the hard road, but also the harshest, most ridiculous and most painful way to win a trophy. But boy, it’s beautiful.
And Klopp must recognize that, not only in his ability to adapt the game to accommodate the loss of influential Thiago in the warm-up period, but also in his adherence to his principles, even when you have an important piece of silver on hand.
It was easy to get Allison back in goal in the final, even though he hasn’t played this season. Easy and reasonable.
However, the Liverpool manager said it would be immoral not to give Caoimhin Kelleher his Wembley moment, not let him finish the job he showed so heroically in the EFL Cup.
Who is the player of the match Liverpool vs Chelsea? Have your voice in the comments section below.
It was Kelleher who carried them through another fierce competition in the quarterfinals as his heroes delivered a tense shootout victory over Leicester. It was Kelleher who posted the announcement throughout the competition that he was a good goalkeeper in performance.
Here – in a spectacular way – Klopp’s unshakable faith, faith in his young players and faith in his principles paid off in the best possible way… even if it was the hard way. Best.
They’ve fallen far short of their best in this final, a long way from the fascinating cornering demons that blow the sides. Mo Salah is not the frost destroyer he has been all season.
But they dug deep, survived three Chelsea ‘goals’, all ruled out for offside, and survived some big, big chances against them. They survived, in part thanks to their young goalkeeper, who became a giant on this wonderful evening at Wembley.
He kept his team in it with some excellent saves; from Mason Mount early, most notably – unlikely – from Romelu Lukaku late in the game, when Chelsea really thought they had won it.
And even then, even after proving himself and justifying Klopp with that unbelievably calm, mature performance, he found some inner determination to hold back his fervor. his experience in the penalty shootout.
This is a 23-year-old player who has only made 17 appearances, remember. A child had to sit back on the bench and marvel at Alisson’s genius.
And with both sides taking their first 10 penalties, Liverpool’s fate in this final is not in his hands… but in his right boot.
Imagine the pressure, imagine what’s going on in his head. However, Klopp has always maintained the Irish goalkeeper’s aura as his greatest asset, his cool being a key weapon in his goalkeeping arsenal.
He showed it over the course of 120 minutes, and then when it really mattered, he could produce the best penalty of the night.
When Kepa slipped, his glory was complete, and one of the first to embrace him? Alisson. A touching moment.
Klopp’s excitement is also touching. He has experienced a terrible drought in the domestic league, since winning his first and only German Cup 10 years ago. Some people say curses.
He could have had the easy choice of trying to break that curse, but he bravely chose instead. And joy has finally told you that each of his players knows that he is not only a really great manager, but also a great man.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-carabao-cup-klopp-kelleher-26343702 Jurgen Klopp's immoral admission gave Liverpool their secret weapon in cup victory