Kelleher the hero as stopper saves TWICE in shootout after comeback

LIVERPOOL are through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals after a remarkable win over Leicester at Anfield.

The Foxes made a dream start, with Jamie Vardy netting twice in the first 15 minutes.

But the Reds roared back through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, before James Maddison restored the two-goal cushion with a thunderbolt from 30 yards.

Diogo Jota pulled back another goal after the break and it was deep into stoppage time before Minamino forced the leveller to send the game to penalties.

Caoimhin Kelleher was the shootout hero for Klopp’s men, saving twice and allowing Jota to win it from the spot in sudden death.

  • Final score: Liverpool 3-3 Leicester (5-4 pens)

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  • Carabao Cup semi-final draw

    Arsenal vs Liverpool

    Chelsea vs Tottenham

  • Full Time – Liverpool 3-3 Leicester (5-4 on penalties)

    Liverpool join Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

    The draw for the next round will be made this evening.

  • Full Time – Liverpool 3-3 Leicester (5-4 on penalties)

    Liverpool edge through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals after a superb comeback from 3-1 down.

    Absolute heartache for Leicester who were in control for the majority of the game.

    Brendan Rogers and his team will be incredibly frustrated with that result.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 5-4 Leicester

    Jota shoots, Jota scores!

    Liverpool are through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals!

  • Penalties – Liverpool 4-4 Leicester

    Bertrand shoots, Kelleher saves!

  • Penalties – Liverpool 4-4 Leicester

    Minamino has to score but he hits the bar!

  • Penalties – Liverpool 4-4 Leicester

    Ihenacho strikes into the top corner.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 4-3 Leicester

    Keita scores, advantage Liverpool!

  • Penalties – Liverpool 3-3 Leicester

    Kelleher saves Thomas’ effort!

  • Penalties – Liverpool 3-3 Leicester

    Oxlade-Chamberlain sends the ball towards the bottom left corner, Schmeichel comes close but fails to save.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    Albrighton sends Kelleher the wrong way.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

    Firmino hits the top right corner.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 1-2 Leicester

    Maddison strikes down the middle.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 1-1 Leicester

    Milner responds and passes the ball into the bottom right corner.

  • Penalties – Liverpool 0-1 Leicester

    Tielemans hits the top corner.

  • Full-Time – Liverpool 1-3 Leicester

    We’re going to penalties here at Anfield!

  • 90+6. Liverpool 3-3 Leicester

    Milner sends the ball over the Leicester defence to Minamino who chests the ball down before slotting the ball into the bottom right corner!!!

    What a comeback!


    The Reds equalise through Takumi Minamino!

  • 90. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    There is a brief pause in play after Maddison goes down with cramp.

    Six minutes will be added on…

    It’s the last chance saloon here for Liverpool.

  • 82. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    Schmeichel makes an excellent save to keep out Jota’s headed effort.

    The Foxes are really under threat now.

    They have eight minutes to hold onto their lead, otherwise we’re going to penalties.

  • 81. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    Liverpool make another substitution.

    Kostas Tsimikas is replaced by Owen Beck.

  • 78. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    The Reds are really piling the pressure on now.

    Williams sees his chance and unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it hits the side netting.

    Just over 10 minutes to go.

  • 75. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    Maddison is booked for a challenge on Keita.

    The Leicester midfielder was nutmegged by Keita before blocking him and sending him to the floor.

  • 69. Liverpool 2-3 Leicester

    Firmino wins the ball just outside of the Leicester penalty area, he quickly lays it off to Minamino who sends Jota through on goal.

    The super-sub fizzes the ball past Schmeichel and into the bottom corner.


    Diogo Jota scores! The Reds are back in it!

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