Liverpool picked up the UEFA Super Cup for the fourth time in the club’s history after seeing off Chelsea last night.
Olivier Giroud put the Blues ahead during an open first half before a Sadio Mane equaliser took the game into extra time.
Mane then put the Reds ahead in the first additional period, before a contentious penalty given for a foul on Tammy Abraham allowed Jorginho to leave it at 2-2.
Adrian got a measure of revenge by saving Abraham’s penalty to win the shoot-out five four and a pair of former Reds in Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler took to Twitter to share their glee.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 14, 2019
First, Carragher took a pop at his punditry pal Gary Neville by pointing out that Liverpool have gone back ahead of Manchester United on the list of the most successful teams in English football history.
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) August 14, 2019
Fowler was more typically relaxed, revelling in the fact that the Reds look to have rediscovered their taste for trophies, which is always a good habit to get into.
The Super Cup, like the Community Shield, means little in the grand scheme of things but getting into the winning habit is never a bad thing and it gives the fans – and ex players – an early boost in a season when the chase with Manchester City for silverware should go right to the wire again.