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Caoimhin Kelleher the penalty hero as Liverpool beat Arsenal in ten-goal thriller

Liverpool 5 Arsenal 5 - Liverpool win 5-4 on penalties

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher celebrates during the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Anfield.
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher celebrates during the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Anfield.

Carl Markham

Ireland Under-21 goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the toast of Anfield after helping to dump Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup in a penalty shoot-out following an amazing 5-5 draw.

The fourth-round game had an equally dramatic finish as Liverpool beat Arsenal 5-4 in a shootout after Divock Origi's goal deep into added time to make it 5-5 had taken it to penalties at Anfield.

The game maybe did not have the aesthetic finesse of the 4-4 on this ground in 2009, when Andrey Arshavin scored all of the visitors' goals, but it was no less entertaining on a number of different levels.

Aside from 10 goals there were a couple of non-decisions which looked prime candidates to be overruled for VAR, had it been employed in this competition, backstories aplenty and, of course, Origi's added-time equaliser.

Liverpool scored through Shkodran Mustafi's own goal, James Milner's penalty, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Origi (two).

On target for Arsenal were Gabriel Martinelli (two), Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock.

In the shootout, Corkman Kelleher saved from Gunners' substitute Dani Ceballos as teenage Scouser Curtis Jones scored the winner in front of the Kop.

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