• Adrián saves Tammy Abraham’s penalty after tight 120 minutes
It was 12.43am local time when the teams were finally prised apart. The players in red had set off on their victory run, all heading to the newest member of their group. Jürgen Klopp was trying to keep up and Liverpool’s only problem now is where to accommodate the Super Cup in their already congested trophy room. This was the fourth time they have won this competition, putting them level with Real Madrid and one behind Barcelona and Milan. ‘European football royalty’ to use the words of the public announcer.
True, the six-time European Cup winners might not value their latest trophy with the affection they reserve for the one Jordan Henderson lifted in Madrid 74 days earlier. All the same Klopp and his players can still relish their latest trip to Istanbul, the scene of their 2005 Champions League win, and the high drama of the penalty shoot-out.
Written by Daniel Taylor at Vodafone Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/aug/14/liverpool-chelsea-uefa-super-cup-match-report under the title “Liverpool sink Chelsea to lift Super Cup thanks to Adrián shootout save”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.