Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the hero as the Reds beat Arsenal last night.

The 10-goal Carabao Cup tie ended 5-5 after 90 minutes and forced a penalty shootout at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side emerged victorious from a shootout for the second time this season. And the 20-year-old Irish ‘keeper was vital as he dived to his right to impressively save the effort of Arsenal midfielder Dani Cabellos.

(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Despite conceding five goals, the third choice Reds ‘keeper leaves the game with lots of credit. None of the Arsenal goals were the fault of the Liverpool shot-stopper, who was let down by the men in front of him.

The Irish youngster was able to make up for his teammates during the shootout and emerge a hero.

Liverpool scored all five of their penalties but needed Kelleher to deliver a big save to win the game and he did just that.

Twitter was quick to react to Kelleher’s match-winning antics at Anfield. The hero himself reacted in a post-match interview with Sky Sports:

Football writer Leanne Prescott reacted to Caoimhin Kelleher’s heroics.

This Liverpool fan heaped high praise on local lad Curtis Jones and the match-winning goalkeeper.

Another put out an appreciation tweet for the Irishman’s efforts.


A simple nod of respect for an outstanding save.

Liverpool fan Michael made a bold prediction after a second shootout win.

Redmen TV Academy gave a perfect review of the Kelleher’s overall performance.

As always not everyone was happy with the result.

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