Liverpool player ratings: Luis Diaz and Alisson immense as Reds crowned FA Cup champions
Liverpool defeated Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup and keep their quadruple dreams alive.
There was a potent whiff of deja vu as the Reds overcame the Londoners for a second time in a shootout this season, having won the Carabao Cup in the same manner.
The game proved a tight affair, with both sides having chances they couldn’t take. Andy Robertson went closest with just six minutes left when he struck the post.
But just like when the Premier League heavyweights met in the Carabao Cup final in February, the game ended goalless after 90 minute and extra-time ensued.
Neither side could create a clear-cut chance in the subsequent 30 minutes and yet again penalties decided the encounter.
Liverpool took the advantage in the shootout when Cesar Azpilicueta struck the post.
Sadio Mane stepped up to take the Reds’ fifth spot-kick with a chance to settle the encounter - but was thwarted by Senegal team-mate Edouard Mendy.
That took the shootout to sudden death, with Mount being kept out by Alisson.
And Tsimikas stepped up and finished with aplomb to deliver Liverpool their first FA Cup since 2006 and eighth in the club’s history.
Here’s how we rated the Liverpool players.