Kepa Arrizabalaga’s costly miss settles enthralling Carabao Cup final defined by goalkeepers

The Independent says Kepa Arrizabalaga’s costly miss settles enthralling Carabao Cup final defined by goalkeepers.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s costly miss settles enthralling Carabao Cup final defined by goalkeepers

The Independent says In a contest featuring explosive attacking talent, pedigreed defenders, and at least three midfielders that can be filed among the best in the world, naturally the League Cup final was framed by the goalkeepers involved.

And that was long before a penalty shoot-out decided the showpiece in Liverpool’s favour, which saw Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga spring off the bench and into spot-kick action in a narrative-fuelled twist that ordained he wildly skied his effort over the bar after a sensational series of takes.

Perhaps it was a touch of destiny given the pre-match attention on who would be selected in-between the sticks at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp had declared early that Caoimhin Kelleher would keep the gloves in this competition with the 23-year-old proving a mature, assured back-up for Alisson.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-liverpool-penalty-shootout-kepa-kelleher-b2024466.html

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