Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier praises Liverpool penalties in UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea

Former professional footballer Matt le Tissier looks on during day fifteen of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 30, 2013 in London, England.

The Saints hero saw Jurgen Klopp's Reds overcome Frank Lampard's Blues as they locked horns in Istanbul.

Former professional footballer Matt le Tissier looks on during day fifteen of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 30, 2013 in London, England.

Southampton legend and penalty expert Matt Le Tissier has given his thoughts on some of the spot kicks in Wednesday night's UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea, in particular praising the efforts of Divock Origi and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Saints icon, who has only ever failed to convert one penalty from 26 attempts during his career (Premier League website), took to Twitter while following the game, which featured one in-game penalty as well as a shootout after the match went to extra time.

 

With the game poised at 1-1 after 90 minutes, Sadio Mane put the Reds ahead in extra time but Jorginho edged Chelsea back level with a cool penalty rolled into the left corner, and as it remained a draw come the 120-minute mark, it would be decided on spot kicks.

After both sides had scored four penalties, it was down to sudden death, with Tammy Abraham needing to score to keep the Blues in the shootout, but his shot straight down the middle was kept out by Adrian, who saved the effort with his feet after diving to his left.

Here was Le Tissier's take on the game's spot kicks:

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa got his hands on both Origi and Alexander-Arnold's efforts in the shootout, but was unable to keep either out.

Divock Origi of Liverpool takes a penalty in a shootout during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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