It was a thrilling night at Anfield as Liverpool beat Arsenal on 5-4 penalty after a 5-5 draw.
Unai Emery changed the entire XI after the disappointment of 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last Sunday and even included Mesut Ozil who hasn’t played for a while.
Jurgen Klopp debuted youngster, Sepp van den Berg. 16-year-old Harvey Elliott was also featured.
Shkodran Mustafi scored the opening goal for Liverpool in the 6th minute. Lucas Torreira shot an offside equalizer. Since VAR wasn’t involved, the goal was upheld.
Gabriel Martinelli’s shot from Bukayo Saka’s cross put Arsenal in a 2-1 lead. The Brazilian scored the third goal for Arsenal at the 36th minute.
However, Harvey Elliot won a penalty after going down from Martinelli’s challange and James Milner sent Arsenal’s keeper, Martinez, the wrong way to score the second goal for Liverpool.
Maitland-Niles’s goal in the second half increased Arsenal’s chances after a pass by Ozil. But Oxlade Chamberlain quickly slammed home a third goal for Liverpool. Origi leveled the score for the Reds at the 62nd minute.
Joe Willock scored the fifth goal for Arsenal and just when we thought it was all over, Chamberlain slotted in a last minute equalizer, thus ending Arsenal’s hope of victory as the game went straight to penalties.
Arsenal finally lost to Liverpool when Kelleher saved Ceballos’ shot. And Curtis Jones’ shot sent Liverpool to the quarter finals after a 5-4 penalty.