Jurgen Klopp walked away from the crowd and pulled his snood up over his face. His actions were of a man who knew what was coming next would not be good and so it proved.
All night he had seen Bernd Leno, Arsenal’s goalkeeper, stubbornly keep his team at bay. Leno, in his garish yellow ensemble, was dressed like some kind of superhero, flying left and right to stop balls from racing past him. A penalty shootout was going to be right up his alley.
Liverpool couldn’t find a way past him in normal time, so why was it going to be any different from 12 yards? Klopp’s demeanour suggested he wasn’t awash with optimism and, for once, he had good reason to side with pessimism.
Bernd Leno was the Arsenal hero after saving two penalties to book them a spot in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup
The Gunners stopper denies Harry Wilson following a 90 minutes where he frustrated the Reds attackers at Anfield
Joe Willock slots home the winning penalty for Arsenal that saw them come from behind to win the shootout 5-4
Arsenal players celebrate the victory and they will now take on Manchester City at home in December’s quarter-finals
Divock Origi and Harry…