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Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout

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Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootoutLiverpool win the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties over Chelsea.

Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout


(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "Clearly for me, I felt we were the stronger team.

Some bad luck at times, and maybe bad finishing for us, which we need to be more clinical on.

But my overall feeling from the game is one of pride in the team performance and happiness.

And I don't like losing.

I'm a terrible loser, and you should be.

We are as Chelsea, we want to win this game.

But we were very unfortunate today.

I'm happy with the players.

If that's a sign of what we can do this season, and we will get better, then it's a really good sign." 2.


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "it was a big fight tonight.

And I didn't know before the game how good it would feel after the game when you win it.

But its brilliant.

It's really big.

The atmosphere in the stadium was outstanding.

It showed us again how big this club is.

Wherever we go, our supporters are already there.

I don't know exactly how many fans were from Istanbul, but I can only say, 'thank you, Istanbul,' because it was just a brilliant atmosphere.

We would have loved to bring our weather to Turkey for one day at least, because it was really intense.

But, now it's done.

We came through and we won it and the boys feel really good.

I feel really good, so everything is OK." 4.



How's that?

We can play, we will play better football, but for tonight it was only about winning and we did that.

We found again a way to win the game.

And that's big, that's really big.

It feels incredibly big and I'm really happy about that." STORY: Champions League winners Liverpool won the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea on Wednesday (August 14) after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time.

With the first nine penalties all converted, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham saw his effort blocked by the legs of Liverpool keeper Adrian to hand victory to Juergen Klopp's side in the annual clash between Champions League and Europa League winners.

It was a memorable moment for the Spanish goalkeeper who only joined the club nine days ago and found himself thrust into the side following the injury to first-choice Alisson Becker in the Premier League opener against Norwich City on Friday (August 9).

Liverpool, who beat Tottenham Hotspur in June's Champions League final, have now won the trophy on four occasions while Chelsea have lost their last three appearances in the match.

While the Super Cup does not carry anywhere near the prestige of either of UEFA's two season-long competitions, the first ever all-English affair was a good quality encounter played in hot, muggy conditions.

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