Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appeared to ridicule Chelsea following Saturday’s FA Cup final, a rematch of the Carabao Cup final, which Liverpool also won on penalties earlier in February.
The Reds have won their second domestic prize of the season, defeating Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Both teams came close to scoring, with Marcos Alonso and Christian Pulisic wasting great chances for Chelsea and Luis Diaz and Andy Robertson almost scoring for the Reds.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount both missed free throws, but Kostas Tsimikas scored the game-winning penalty in a 6-5 victory.
After Azpilicueta’s shot struck the post, Sadio Mane had an opportunity to seal the championship for Liverpool, but he was stopped by Senegal teammate Edouard Mendy.
“Then in the penalty shootout, it was nerve-racking, my nails are gone, but I feel for Chelsea – for the second time, 120 minutes and you get nothing, that’s too hard,” Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said. But I’m glad for us,” he told the BBC.
“We’re mentality monsters, but there were mentality monsters in blue as well — there was just one penalty.” Chelsea performed well, but there could only be one winner, and that was us tonight.”