PLAYER RATINGS: Alisson Becker and Edouard Mendy star for Liverpool and Chelsea as Luis Diaz dazzles – What We Know!

Kostas Tsimikas is all ears as Liverpool

Liverpool are the 2021-22 FA Cup winners after beating Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties in a gripping closing at Wembley on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds might nonetheless win a quadruple after Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount failed to attain from the spot within the penalty shootout following a goalless draw after additional time.

Kostas Tsimikas struck the decisive penalty, having seen Mendy renew Chelsea’s hopes when Sadio Mane spurned Liverpool’s first probability to win the shootout. 

And Sportsmail’s SAMI MOKBEL has rated how the gamers carried out throughout the nail-biting encounter. 

Kostas Tsimikas is all ears as Liverpool’s followers and stars roar their approval of his essential penalty

The decisive spot kick meant Liverpool edged past Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup

The decisive spot kick meant Liverpool edged previous Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup

CHELSEA (3-4-3) 

Edouard Mendy: Produced some large saves as Liverpool threatened to steamroll Chelsea – however none larger than his cease from Mane within the shoot-out. 8

Trevoh Chalobah: Had completely no reply to Luis Diaz’s risk within the first-half, however slowly gained a foothold. 6

Thiago Silva: The evergreen Brazilian breezed by way of this closing. Been there, seen it, performed it and it confirmed. Hardly broke a sweat. 7.5

Antonio Rudiger: His Chelsea profession is drawing to an in depth however there was no scarcity of dedication from the Actual Madrid-bound defender. 7.5

Trevoh Chalobah (right) grew into the game at the end of his first full senior term with Chelsea

Trevoh Chalobah (proper) grew into the sport on the finish of his first full senior time period with Chelsea

Reece James: Wanted to supply extra help to Chalobah throughout Liverpool’s early onslaught however ultimately clocked on in a disciplined show. Booked. 6.5

Mateo Kovacic: Miracle restoration from an ankle harm to start out in midfield and – barring one almost pricey error – was wonderful earlier than being substituted. 7

Jorginho: His guile and expertise was key in quelling Liverpool’s early stress. And as Chelsea settled, the Italian began to tug the strings for his crew. 7.5

Marcos Alonso: An unlikely purpose risk however the Spaniard missed two golden alternatives for his crew earlier than rattling the bar with a depraved free kick. 7

Christian Pulisic: Missed a wonderful first-half probability and blew cold and hot at Wembley. Sporadically prompted Liverpool’s defence issues. 6.5

Romelu Lukaku (centre) has had a difficult season at Chelsea and struggled to impact the game

Romelu Lukaku (centre) has had a troublesome season at Chelsea and struggled to impression the sport

Romelu Lukaku: In some ways a shock choice and the Belgian didn’t actually justify his supervisor’s religion. Supplied a bodily presence – however not a lot else. 6.5

Mason Mount: Put within the exhausting yards in defence and presents a lot in assault but it surely’ll take him your complete summer season to recover from that penalty miss. 6.5

Substitutes: N’Golo Kante (changed Kovacic, 66) 7

Hakim Ziyech (changed Lukaku, 85) 6.5

Cezar Azpilicueta (changed Chalobah, 106); Loftus-Cheek (changed Pulisic, 106); Barkley (changed Loftus-Cheek 119)

Substitutes not used: Kepa, Werner, Saul, Barkley, Sarr.

Supervisor: Thomas Tuchel, 7

May actually not have requested far more from his crew, who appeared most certainly to grab it in direction of the top. Superb margins.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3):

Alisson Becker: Made two wonderful saves to disclaim Alonso and Mount earlier than his cease from Mount within the shoot-out set-up an epic victory. 8

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Produced the cross of the match to set-up Diaz within the first half. Diligent in defence and a risk – as you’d count on – in assault. 7

Ibrahim Konate: Together with associate Van Dijk, nullified Lukaku. Stood as much as the bodily calls for hooked up to taking part in in opposition to the Belgian. 7.5

Reds fans will be concerned after Virgil van Dijk was replaced but he returned with the trophy

Reds followers shall be involved after Virgil van Dijk was changed however he returned with the trophy

Virgil van Dijk: Performed with a cigar on as Liverpool dominated however needed to shift by way of the gears as Chelsea grew into proceedings. Worryingly substituted. 7

Andrew Robertson: Liverpool shall be relieved to have their full-back match once more. A trademark all-action show down Liverpool’s left hand facet. 7

Naby Keita: Saved issues transferring within the centre of the park with out actually taking the sport by the scruff of the neck earlier than being hooked. 6

Jordan Henderson: Added solidity in Liverpool’s midfield – however was most significant within the closing phases as Chelsea sensed victory. 6.5

Thiago Alcantara: Poetic in possession. Sees passes so early and executes with chilling accuracy. The choose of Liverpool’s midfielders. 8

Mohamed Salah (second from right) added to Jurgen Klopp's (second from left) injury worries

Mohamed Salah (second from proper) added to Jurgen Klopp’s (second from left) harm worries

Mohamed Salah: Limped off, worryingly, within the first-half. Liverpool hope it’s nothing too sinister with Premier League and Champions League glory to go for. 5.5

Sadio Mane: A irritating afternoon for the Senegal ahead. Chelsea have been frightened of him however his team-mates couldn’t actually provide him with the probabilities. 6.5

Luis Diaz: Unplayable. Already a significant participant on this Liverpool crew – Chelsea struggled to deal with him. A world star within the making. 8.5

Substitutes: Diogo Jota (changed Salah, 33) 6.5

James Milner (changed Keita, 74) 6.5

Joel Matip (changed Van Dijk, 91) 6.5

Roberto Firmino (changed Diaz, 98) 6

Kostas Tsimikas (changed Robertson, 111)

Tsimikas could not have envisaged his heroics when he joined the final nine minutes from time

Tsimikas couldn’t have envisaged his heroics when he joined the ultimate 9 minutes from time

Substitutes not used: Kelleher, Gomez, Jones, Origi, Matip.

Supervisor: Jurgen Klopp, 7.5

The German and his crew maintain discovering a method. Two down, two extra to go. Historical past beckons for Liverpool.

Referee: Craig Pawson, 7

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