Carabao Cup: Arsenal Beat Liverpool To Qualify For Quarter Finals

By Ibrahim Taiwo , The Nigerian Voice Sports

Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after the sides drew 0-0.

The teams played out a 5-5 draw at Anfield before last season's penalty shootout, won by Liverpool, but this was a considerably less exciting match.

Both sides struggled for fluency after making numerous changes from their Premier League meeting on Monday.

But after Divock Origi and Harry Wilson saw penalties saved by Bernd Leno, Joe Willock scored the winning spot-kick.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: "If there would have been a winner in 90 minutes it should have been us but we are not in dreamland, you have to score.

"I liked a lot of parts of the game, we mixed it up a lot and I saw a proper performance, a lot of things we like on the pitch when you wear this wonderful shirt.

"A penalty shoot out is tricky, everyone knows. That is it."

Bernd Leno, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a very tough game. We made a few changes, you could see our philosophy and intention to win this game.

"This is a chance to win another trophy, that is our target. Of course it is good for a goalkeeper to make some penalty saves and see some laughing faces after the end. I'd prefer to win the game without penalties. The main thing is we won the game.

"It is not easy to come to same place with a big disappointment from Monday. We analysed the game and the manager found the right words to lift us. (BBC)