This meant that Hery had to score, but couldn’t, with Bogdan’s save ensuring Liverpool scraped through to the next round, where they’ll face Bournemouth.
“We knew all the pressure was on them“. Afterwards, we were disappointed but bad proud as well. I was very emotional at the start of the game.
Liverpool only led briefly in the first half at Anfield through Danny Ings’ goal, with Derek Asamoah quickly leveling. But it was a personal thing rather a career highlight as such…being in a successful team is more important really from that point of view. We threw everything at them, we had 50 shots but they defended fantastically in the game.
“Beyond revealing the dark secrets that will surely get him shunned from the clandestine goalkeeping community, the 6’4″ stopper talked about the joy of going through to the next round, the rigours of Premier League football, and finally, the relationship between him and first-choice goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet.
“Sometimes you guess right, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t”.
“But we will play at home, at Anfield, so the target will be to go through to the next round”. Rooney got an early goal with an easy left-footed finish against a dismal Tractor Boys back line before Pereira scored a blinder on the hour, whipping a free kick from 22 yards around the wall and in.
Ings and Origi both went on to miss good chances from close range in the next 10 minutes, however those efforts were overshadowed by an inexplicable attempt to score from Skrtel – the Slovakian shooting well over from over 30 yards out. But we have to hold our heads high.
“I had a point to prove, I haven’t played for a while”, the 31-year-old Flamini said.
Capital One Cup team of the week, with Flamini one of three Arsenal players.
Liverpool midfielder-come-defender Emre Can took to social media to wish his followers a happy Eid festival.
“Football’s a insane game”, he says. Profit. I hope everybody is taking notes.
“I didn’t see it go in but I heard the roar and thought, “wow, I’ve done something here”. He’s had to see a couple of the team’s best players and lads of that quality are hard to replace”.