Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager calls Carabao Cup win ‘absolutely insane’

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has won 10 major trophies as Liverpool manager

Manager Jurgen Klopp called Liverpool’s dramatic Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea “absolutely insane” as the Reds triumphed 1-0 after extra time.

Captain Virgil van Dijk’s header in the 118th minute handed the injury-hit Reds a last-gasp winner at Wembley.

It gave Liverpool a record-extending 10th EFL Cup triumph in Klopp’s final season with the club.

“What happened here was absolutely insane, these things are not possible,” the German told Sky Sports.

Liverpool were without several key players through injury, including forwards Mohammed Salah, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez.

It meant that five players aged 20 or under featured, with the average age of Liverpool’s team that finished the game being below 22.

“The team, a squad, an academy full of character. I am so proud I could be part of that tonight,” said Klopp.

“The craziest thing is, we deserved it. We had lucky moments, they had lucky moments. The boys showed up, it was really cool.”

Dutch international defender van Dijk said he was “so proud” to be a Liverpool player after his late winner.

“It’s all for the fans, so let’s enjoy it,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports.

“Intense game for both sides, they had chances we had chances. Amazing. First trophy as Liverpool captain,

“We did a job, even with all the problems we have had before the game.

“I’m so proud, proud to be part of this club and especially proud of the boys.”

More to follow.

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