Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night by beating Chelsea on penalties.
Liverpool have added yet another European trophy to their cabinet after beating Chelsea on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night.
The two sides took time out from the new Premier League season to head to Istanbul for the Super Cup final, and with Liverpool favourites – after all, they did win the Champions League back in June.
Chelsea took the lead though, with Olivier Giroud finishing off Christian Pulisic's pass, before Sadio Mane's equaliser sent the game into extra time.
Mane put Liverpool in front, but a Jorginho penalty sent the game to penalties, with Liverpool celebrating another penalty shoot-out win in Istanbul.
Adrian saved Tammy Abraham's spot kick to give Liverpool the win and the trophy, sparking wild celebrations from Reds stars.
As the celebrations unfolded, two goalkeepers Liverpool fans wouldn't have even expected to be at the club – Adrian and Andrew Lonergan – celebrated, with Adrian taking the plaudits.
With a shoot-out save to his name, Liverpool fans have praised Adrian, admitting that they think he's already better than Simon Mignolet, and his display has made them feel better about Alisson's absence.
West Ham fans also reacted after seeing Adrian win a trophy in just his second game for Liverpool, with some feeling bittersweet at the sight of him lifting a trophy in red rather than claret and blue, and others just proud of him.
We don’t win tonight if Mignolet plays, no chance! Adrian is a good keeper who will do well for us but at times you’ll think Alisson would’ve done better in certain situations which is normal considering he’s one of the best in the world.— Andy (@AndyTheRed83) August 14, 2019
This guy may not be anywhere close to Alisson but all these years of experience in the PL shows how good a backup he can be. Made a couple of really good saves and ofcourse the penalty at the end. Good job Adrian.#LFC #LFCfamily #YNWA pic.twitter.com/9oLisJwNCm— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) August 14, 2019
Adrian was superb throughout, feel so much better about Alisson's layoff now. Made some super saves— Hannah (@Hxnnahh_) August 14, 2019
Adrian is not alisson, but we have a better back up than mignolet now, he made 3 big saves tonight before that final pen save, give the man some respect— Josh (@_JoshJNester) August 14, 2019
Ngl Adrian was actually pretty good throughout the whole game. It's just that one mistake which made him look bad but yeah he was good imo especially for someone to fill alisson's boots at a big stage like this and the fact that he managed to convert his first start into a win- https://t.co/q9SocTM4hm— Padhmaysh002 (@padhmaysh002) August 14, 2019
Adrian wins it for Liverpool, very bittersweet— ashley. (@AshleyWHUFC) August 14, 2019
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