Adrian is the Superhero as Liverpool win Uefa Super Cup 2019. Liverpool won the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul, Turkey.
Liverpool Goalkeeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s spot-kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.
Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half through Olivier Giroud’s clinical strike but Sadio Mane scored twice to give Liverpool the lead.
Jorginho’s penalty kick took the game to penalties, where Liverpool triumphed.
Adrian had this to say – It was a crazy week. I am happy for the team. I am happy to get a trophy. I am really happy for the fans. It was a long game but in the end, it was a great finish for us. To be fair I tried to stop when I saw him. The striker is so intelligent. I touched him with the penalty but he was looking for that. I told the referee I tried to stop but it doesn’t matter. We got the title and have to enjoy tonight.”
Frank Lampard looked miffed. He doesn’t like losing. Still, he probably won’t emulate Jose Mourinho, who sent Romelu Lukaku on loan to Everton after the Belgian missed the crucial penalty against Bayern Munich in the 2013 Super Cup, and banish Tammy Abraham after his miss. This was an improvement from Chelsea after their defeat to Manchester United. Lampard can feel optimistic before Sunday’s home game against Leicester.
It was a good game for Chelsea despite losing, they played better and were more compact. Kante was really controlling the midfield and they can look to a brighter future.
Congrats to Liverpool for winning this very tight match.