Liverpool dumped Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup after a thrilling ten-goal contest at Anfield
It was a memorable Wednesday night for a number of players involved on both ends, with the Reds coming off better on a penalty-shootout after the encounter ended in a 5-5 stalemate.
Although both managers opted against using their outstanding performers, the fans had a chance to enjoy one of the greatest football spectacles in the history of the Carabao Cup.
Deprived of the services of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane, Jurgen Klopp again relied on Divock Origi, whose second half-brace, including the 94th-minute equalizer, sent the game to penalties.
The 16-year-old, Harvey Elliott, became the youngest player in the history of Liverpool to start a competitive match on home turf.
Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal 🤯 pic.twitter.com/UdBx1tFxHf— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 31, 2019
Unai Emery’s all-star trio – Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Nicolas Pepe all skipped the meeting, but it didn’t prevent the young Gabriel Martinelli from scoring another double.
The super-talented Brazilian forward has now scored seven goals in four appearances for the Gunners across all competitions since arriving from Ituano in the summer.
Also, Mesut Ozil provided an assist to Ainsley Maitland-Niles in his third competitive start for Arenal this season before being replaced by Matteo Guendouzi midway through the second half.