After Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final, Sadio Mane ran over to console his Senegal teammate Edouard Mendy.
With the two teams unable to be divided in normal and extra time, the scoreless tie was decided on penalties, which Jurgen Klopp’s men won 6-5.
Following Cezar Azpilicueta’s miss, Mane had the opportunity to win the penalty, but Chelsea’s goalkeeper denied him with a fine save.
Alisson Becker stopped Mason Mount’s effort in sudden death. The following spot-kick was converted by Kostas Tsimikas, giving the Liverpool their second cup of the 2021-22 season.
Fan video footage shows Mane running over to Mendy after the Blues’ defeat to offer his support.
Since returning from winning the Africa Cup of Nations in early 2022, the 30-year-old winger has been in superb form.
In recent weeks, he’s been related with a summer transfer to German giants Bayern Munich, but Klopp will be eager to keep one of his star assets in order to achieve more success in the coming seasons.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my boys, the effort they put in, how hard they fought,” Klopp said after the game to BBC Sport. “It was an outstanding game, a nail-biting shootout; my nails are gone.”
“It was intense – Chelsea surely deserved it exactly the same way we did in the Carabao Cup – that’s how close the margins are.”
“Chelsea played brilliantly, but there could only be one winner, and that was us today.”
Love the fact Sadio Mane went to console his Senegal team mate Edouard Mendy after the penalty shootout. Showed a bit of class. pic.twitter.com/nTss7Mm78q
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) May 15, 2022