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Groin pain to the Egyptian, the brake felt a "stab" behind the knee and Liverpool will wait for an accurate diagnosis of the injuries. The coach broke another drought with winning the trophy, a history for Henderson

Klopp: "We are in heaven!".

Van Dyke and Salah sent encouraging messages

The coach has also led Liverpool to win the English Cup after 16 years, but is very hopeful that his injured stars against Chelsea will be available for him in the Champions League final in two weeks.

The Egyptian felt pain in his groin, but calmed down: "I'm fine."

Henderson made history




Saturday, 14 May 2022, 21:54 Updated: 23:59

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Summary: Liverpool beat Chelsea 5: 6 in the English Cup final (Sport 1)

The quadruple dream is still alive: Liverpool won their second title tonight (Saturday) for the 2021/22 season, when they lifted the English Cup for the eighth time in their history thanks to a 5: 6 victory in the penalty shootout against Chelsea, after 120 goalless minutes at Wembley Stadium.

The Mighty Reds, who have already celebrated winning the League Cup this season, will have to close a three-point gap from Manchester City to finish as Premier League champions and in addition will also play in the Champions League final in two weeks.

But the joy of winning tonight's title has been overshadowed by particularly worrying news for Jurgen Klopp's team, ahead of the meeting with Real Madrid in Paris: Muhammad Salah and Virgil Van Dyke were replaced during the Cup final due to injuries.

Salah, who according to initial estimates suffered from groin pain, abandoned the tackle as early as the 33rd minute and made way for Diego Jote.

If and when the Egyptian misses the Champions League final, it will be a rather painful sporting tragedy for him, after in 2018 he had to substitute in the 30th minute of the final against the same Real Madrid in the top factory on the continent.

"BeIN Sports" reported that Salah went down to the bench as a precaution as the final against the Blancos is on the horizon, which could perhaps reassure Liverpool fans in the meantime.

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Watch the celebrations of the Liverpool players in the locker room

Liverpool players celebrate Winner in the locker room at Wembley (Twitter, Liverpool FC)

His injury clouded the festivities.

Salah with Klopp (Photo: Reuters)

1/12 Another cup for the closet (Photo: GettyImages, GLYN KIRK)

Standing in the interview position after long celebrations on the pitch and in the locker room, Salah sent an encouraging message to Liverpool fans when asked if he would be eligible for the Champions League final: "I'm fine, everything's fine."

However, he is expected to miss Tuesday against Southampton.

As for Van Dyke, he too will likely be absent on Tuesday, but appears to be fit until the Champions League final.

However, unlike Egypt he was not in a hurry to make statements: "I felt stabbed after 20 minutes and could not run properly. I kept playing until fast players came up from their bench and it was decided that I should leave, which is the best thing for the team and for me. I hope it is not a serious injury. "We have two weeks until the final and I hope I can play before then."

The very fact that the Dutch stopper has gone down to the bench indicates that Liverpool have cause for concern: since joining the club in 2018, Van Dyke has only been replaced five times - tonight it happened for the first time this season.

He, too, is in doubt for the Champions League final, at least for now.

Van Dyke (Photo: Reuters)

And of course there was also great joy in Liverpool, which won six different factories in the Jurgen Klopp era: the English Championship, the League Cup, the English Cup, the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the World Club Championship.

The one who was crowned champion in all those settings when he was only 23 is Trent Alexander Arnold, with Jordan Henderson being the first player in the club's history to do so as captain.

Alison, who became a hero in the penalty shootout when he stopped Mason Mount's kick (Cesar Aspliquata kicked to the crossbar before), said at the end: "It's a great feeling. We played so well, too bad we couldn't score in legal time. Mandy and I recorded some saves, I was not "It's done without my team. It makes it easier for me. I'm so happy about it. All the goalkeeping coaches have helped me on penalties, Chelsea have fantastic players, but we deserved it today."

Eighth trophy in the history of the club.

Liverpool players hoist (Photo: Reuters)

Liverpool have equaled Chelsea in trophies and only Arsenal (14) and Manchester United (12) have more wins than tonight's two finalists.

Costas Tsimikas secured the title for the Reds from Merseyside when he scored the decisive penalty: "We gave just about everything. We have to celebrate hugely, but tomorrow concentrate again. It is very very special for me. The manager asked me which penalty I want to kick, and I chose the seventh. I am very "I chose the right side. We have two more goals to achieve - we will attack them and I hope everyone will be happy."

The hero of the penalties and the hero of the club.

Tsimikas and Klopp celebrate (Photo: Reuters)

For Klopp this is another factory where the German coach interrupts a drought in Liverpool.

After leading the team to its first Premier League championship after 30 years, and to winning the Champions League for the first time in 14 years, tonight he put an end to a 16-year wait between the Seventh and Eighth Cups.

"The nerves were fine. It's a heartbreak for Chelsea, a second time in 120 minutes, a second time on penalties," Klopp expressed sympathy with the loser.

"There has to be a losing side, I hate it but we're in heaven! I asked Tsimikas if he wanted to kick a penalty and he said yes."

The German also referred to the injured: "I think Mo's' is a little worse than 'Virg', he's fine. He's feeling a little bit sensitive. I hope he's fine, we have a good enough staff."

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