Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night with the Reds boss facing a dilemma in next month’s January transfer window.
Second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher saved two penalties as the shoot-out went to sudden death as Liverpool won 5-4 against Leicester City.
Liverpool’s late equaliser, Diogo Jota and the club’s rotation policy provided some of the game’s talking points, and Mirror Football has a round-up of all of key moments in the game.
It comes ahead of what could be a busy January transfer window for Jurgen Klopp as he has some big decisions to make.
And Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard has sent the club a message.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Liverpool headlines.
Carabao Cup talking points
It was a tense finish at Anfield on Wednesday night as the Reds booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
Takumi Minamino made it 3-3 with seconds remaining of six added minutes right at the endof the game, before missing the fifth spot-kick which would have seen Liverpool through.
It meant the shoot-out went to sudden death, and luckily for the Reds ace Ryan Bertrand stepped up and missed for Leicester, allowing Jota to step up and slot away the winner.
Mirror Football has a round-up of all the game’s talking points.
Steven Gerrard has sent a message to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson following his claim that the Premier League do not care about players’ welfare.
With teams now in the midst of the festive fixture pile-up, despite the rising number of Covid cases across the country, Henderson said: “I don’t think people can appreciate how intense it is until you actually see it first hand.”
But Steven Gerrard has responded to the claims – and it appears his opinion may be slightly different to the current Liverpool captain’s.
Klopp’s January transfer window dilemma
Jurgen Klopp has some big decisions to make ahead of next month’s January transfer window.
The club could lose a number of first-team stars to the Africa Cup of Nations early in the new year, but Klopp must also decide which players to move on when the transfer window opens.
Departures for a number of fringe players could help the Liverpool boss raise funds to address other areas of his squad and help the Reds keep up their title charge even without the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.
And there are at least five big decisions Klopp will need to make sooner rather than later.