Liverpool v Chelsea: UEFA Super Cup live match blog
Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties in Istanbul following a 2-2 draw following extra-time.
Well done boys!! 🤩💪🏼🏆 https://t.co/2LUPLANUyj— Alissonbecker (Alisson Becker) 14th Aug 22:12
ANOTHER PENALTY SHOOTOUT WIN IN ISTANBUL!! SUPER CUP CHAMPIONS!!! https://t.co/sZaxIfK9hY— LFC (Liverpool FC) 14th Aug 21:44
Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 penalties)
Liverpool lift the fourth Super Cup of their history after beating Chelsea on penalties in Istanbul.
Sadio Mane struck twice in between goals from Olivier Giroud and Jorginho (penalty) in a closely-fought contest at the Besiktas Arena.
But Adrian was the hero, saving from Tammy Abraham in the shootout to secure the trophy from the Reds.
Abraham: Saved by Adrian!
Liverpool win the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties!
4-4 and we're into sudden death.
Firmino up first: Scores!
Here we go, then...
A worry here as Fabinho has to be helped off the pitch by the club's medical team after going down with what looked like cramp at the end of extra-time.
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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea
And so to penalties to determine the winner of the Super Cup here in Istanbul.
Mount's low shot is parried by Adrian.
Pedro scampers into space and strikes just wide of the post.
Good save by Adrian to thwart Mount's drive following Abraham's pass.
Alexander-Arnold is booked for tugging back Mount.
Chelsea start the second half in extra-time.
Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea
Half-time in extra-time. Mane's early strike cancelled out by Jorginho's spot-kick.
Two minutes to be played at the end of the first half of extra-time.
Abraham meets Barkley's low ball at the near post, but steers it just wide of the back stick.
A let-off for Liverpool.
Origi is on for Mane.
Goal for Chelsea - Jorginho
The Chelsea midfielder rolls home the penalty to level up the scoreline.
Penalty to Chelsea
Adrian is deemed to have brougt down Abraham inside the box.
Adrian saves Abraham's close-range shot.
GOAL! SADIO MANE!
Sadio has his second and puts Liverpool in front as he rasps home from Firmino's pull back inside the area.
Gomez drives forward and has an effort deflected into the gloves of Kepa.
He's operating at left-back following Robertson's departure.
Liverpool begin the first period of extra-time in Istanbul.
Trent Alexander-Arnold replaces Andy Robertson before the start of extra-time.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
And so it's to extra-time in Istanbul. Sadio Mane struck early in the second half to cancel out Olivier Giroud's opener, but the 90 minutes conclude level at Besiktas Park.
Salah flashes a ball across the face of goal, just in front of Firmino.
Two minutes of additional time to be played in Istanbul at the end of the 90...
Zouma heads over from a corner.
Chelsea enjoying a late spell of pressure, here. As it stands, we're heading for extra-time.
Mane slides agonisingly across the face of goal from Salah's pass... but he was flagged offside anyway.
Henderson is shown yellow for hauling back Emerson
Another Chelsea change - Christensen off for Tomori.
Mount has the ball in the back of the net - but it's chalked off for offside.
Chelsea open up Liverpool, but Pedro's shot from Kante's pull-back is blocked by Van Dijk.
Salah's shot from the free-kick is deflected over the bar by the head of Abraham in the wall.
Azpilicueta goes into the book - perhaps for his remonstrations rather than his actual foul on Mane, which has given Liverpool a free-kick in a good position.
Off the bar!
Wijnaldum tees up Salah for a clear shot in the box following a corner routine from Henderson. The Egyptian's effort is parried by Kepa after deflecting off Christensen. The Chelsea goalkeeper then recovers to tip Van Dijk's follow-up onto the crossbar.
So close for Liverpool.
Double change for Chelsea - Giroud and Pulisic off, Abraham and Mount on.
Pedro picks out Pulisic's run towards the edge of the area; however, Gomez blocks the former Borussia Dortmund man's shot.
A second Liverpool change sees Wijnaldum come on for Milner.
Salah rolls a return ball just the tinest fraction too far in front of the unmarked Firmino eight yards out.
Liverpool counter at speed and Henderson has a shot deflected into the gloves of Kepa from Mane's pass on the edge of the box.
Emerson breaks into the space in the Reds' box, but his pull back is nudged well wide by Giroud.
Fabinho cracks an effort a few inches wide of the post from the edge of the box.
GOAL! SADIO MANE!
Instant impact from Firmino, who nudges Fabinho's ball into the path of Mane.
The forward is initially foiled by Kepa, but sweeps in at the second attempt.
Back under way...
Chelsea re-start the game in Istanbul.
Roberto Firmino is on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at half-time for Liverpool.
First-half stats, provided by Opta...
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea
The Reds are behind at the break following Olivier Giroud's 36th-minute strike in Istanbul.
Pulisic has the ball in the net but it's ruled out for offside.
Chelsea on top here.
Goal for Chelsea - Giroud
The Blues take the lead in Istanbul as Pulisic threads a pass through for Giroud, who beats Adrian by steering across goal and into the far corner.
1-0 to Chelsea.
Adrian produces a fine - and crucial - stop at the feet of Kovacic after Pedro had slid him in.
Mane plants a firm downward header goalwards from a Milner corner. It's too close to Kepa, though.
Van Dijk meets a Milner corner ahead of Kepa, though he loops it over the crossbar.
Pulisic sweeps a low ball across Liverpool's six-yard box, but there's no Chelsea shirt there to tuck it home.
Giroud is foiled by Adrian after a break sends him clean through... but he'd have been flagged offside had he scored, anyway.
Giroud hoists an overhead kick well wide of goal. Bit ambitious from the Chelsea forward, but the Blues enjoying a good spell here.
Off the bar
Pedro scampers into space on the right of Liverpool's box and cracks an effort against the crossbar from an angle.
Robertson produces a fantastic challenge to nudge out Pedro after Kovacic had attempted to play him clean through on goal with a pass from deep.
Salah escapes behind the Chelsea defence down the right and makes his way into the area; however, his prod goalwards is thwarted by Kepa.
The Blues break and Giroud drags a low effort well wide of Adrian's far post.
Christensen cuts out Henderson's attempted ball to the unmarked Mane in the six-yard box. Important interception for Chelsea, that.
Pedro cuts in from the left and bends one towards the bottom corner, but it's wide of the post.
The ball breaks invitingly for Fabinho inside the box from a free-kick, but his attempt to drive it into the centre left-footed is cut out by Kepa's gloves.
Mane has a go with a spectacular overhead kick from Henderson's cross. It hits the arms of Christensen but the referee isn't interested in the penalty appeals.
Important challenge from Matip inside the box to prevent Pulisic getting a clear shot in after a quickly taken free-kick into his path by Jorginho.
And here we go...
James Milner starts the game in Istanbul and we're off and running at Besiktas Park.
Here come the teams - and the Champions League and UEFA Cup trophies with them...
And now it's time for the opening ceremony...
💪 @Alex_OxChambo 💪 #SuperCup https://t.co/NTgYpeQUgk— LFC (Liverpool FC) 14th Aug 18:40
You'll Never Walk Alone is booming around Besiktas Park...
Lead them out, skip 👊 It's warm-up time 💪🔴 #SuperCup https://t.co/hO21uWRusQ— LFC (Liverpool FC) 14th Aug 18:35
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The Liverpool players emerge for their pre-match warm-up to quite a racket inside the stadium.
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Liverpool’s teamsheet for the Super Cup is in and it indicates starts in attack for Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Jürgen Klopp makes five changes from the team deployed against Norwich City on Friday night. Adrian is handed a full debut in goal, replacing the injured Alisson Becker.
Liverpool: Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah.
Subs: Lonergan, Kelleher, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Lallana, Shaqiri, Brewster, Origi, Hoever, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.
Naby Keita fitness latest
Keita will miss tonight’s clash due to a muscle strain.
The Liverpool midfielder left Tuesday evening’s training session at Besiktas Park early after feeling the issue and is not part of the squad for the game in Istanbul.
The muscle strain occurred around the hip area and Keita will be assessed further by the Reds’ medical team in the coming days.
*** Istanbul weather update klaxon ***
It might be a cup final tonight, but we're not too distracted to bring you an official Liverpoolfc.com Weather Update™.
And quite frankly, if you thought we were, then we're a bit offended, to be honest.
But, anyway, here we go.
Well, Liverpoolfc.com's very own Glenn Price has described the conditions as "muggy".
What he means is, it's incredibly warm and humid inside Besiktas Park, despite being overcast.
Our trusty thermometer which has made the journey is showing 26 degrees - and it's unlikely to change for the rest of the evening.
It's gonna be a warm one.
Besiktas Park. https://t.co/rXXqqc5A3g— James_Carroll84 (James Carroll) 14th Aug 16:32
Remember that extra-time will be played tonight if scores are level after 90 minutes and potentially a penalty shootout afterwards.
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MATCHDAY 🙌🏾 Big game in Istanbul tonight! 🇹🇷✨ Are you ready for the #SuperCup Reds!? 🏆 https://t.co/GFoWsSebpW— GWijnaldum (Gini Wijnaldum) 14th Aug 15:10
“Just brilliant to be in Istanbul, it’s a home from home for #LFC fans.” There are plenty of travelling Reds alrea… https://t.co/fmPXgQ6Nss— LFC (Liverpool FC) 14th Aug 14:31
Did you know?
Liverpool have made five previous appearances in the UEFA Super Cup, though it should have been six.
However, fixture congestion meant their 1981 tie with Dinamo Tbilisi could not be scheduled.
Come on, boys! 🔴⚽️ https://t.co/YrfPyOvAsw— _fabinhotavares (Fabinho) 13th Aug 19:01
If you can't watch tonight's match, we have the next best thing to keep you covered - live commentary with Steve Hunter and Reds legend John Aldridge. Click here to tune in.
The gaffer's view
We sat down with Jürgen Klopp ahead of the Super Cup final and the boss gave his thoughts on what to expect from Chelsea under new boss Frank Lampard.
"I think Frank showed last year with Derby that he's a very, very, very good manager because he changed Derby pretty much overnight," he said.
"I didn't know Derby too well but what I heard about it and when I saw them playing last year, especially against United if you want, it was: 'What a game!'
"So, proper football, really high intensity, all that stuff, it's all there, what you need. Good defending [and] high defending, so it will be a challenge. It will be a really interesting game and for us a proper job to do."
See more from our pre-Super Cup interview with Klopp via LFCTV GO below.
You'll Never Walk Alone on the Bosphorus ❤🔥 Istanbul is Red 🔴 https://t.co/NN6PiaXehR— LFC_TR (Liverpool Türkiye) 14th Aug 12:59
In full voice...
Reds fans making themselves heard in Istanbul earlier today.
"It's a chance to start the season well with another European title. It'll be a good fixture against a team that we, of course, have been competing against for titles domestically as well in England.
"I think [winning] it would give us more confidence. Every time you win a title, your name goes down once again in the club's history. Of course, with the team that we have, our mentality and ambition is to win.
"So we're going to compete for this title. I think it will help our confidence greatly."
The last meeting
Liverpool enjoyed the better of the previous clash between these sides as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored in a Premier League encounter at Anfield in April. Relive the highlights of that one below...
A settled Liverpool team will meet a Chelsea side beginning a new chapter under Frank Lampard, so where could this early-season clash be won and lost? We've picked out three key battles to watch out for.
Wonderful ❤️ @MoSalah making memories with two children of the @UEFA_Foundation ❤️ #SuperCup https://t.co/7n6K10tWe2— LFC (Liverpool FC) 13th Aug 18:54
Back in Istanbul
This place will forever be special to Liverpool, of course...
Here are some key facts and figures ahead of kick-off in Istanbul...
- Victory would see Liverpool move level with Real Madrid on the Super Cup roll of honour with four wins, one behind AC Milan and Barcelona
- This is the 44th edition of the European Super Cup but the first to be held in Turkey and first to feature two English teams
- An appearance for Joel Matip at Besiktas Park would be his 100th for Liverpool
- The Reds were the last English club to win the Super Cup, beating CSKA Moscow 3-1 after extra-time in Monaco in 2005
Last time out
Liverpool got their competitive campaign up and running in style with a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield on Friday night - see the best of that Premier League encounter in our highlights package below...
Shaqiri with the skills 🔥 @XS_11official 👏 #SuperCup https://t.co/QX1sNSrk1m— ChampionsLeague (UEFA Champions League) 13th Aug 19:19
The day so far
So, how will Liverpool spend their day in Istanbul ahead of tonight's Super Cup clash with Chelsea?
Well, if you were wondering, wonder no more.
The Reds have trained at the Türk Telekom Stadium this morning, which is, of course, the home of Galatasaray.
They'll be returning to their team hotel shortly, where they'll have some lunch before resting up this afternoon.
With kick-off not until 10pm local time, there's a longer wait than usual to get going tonight.
Meanwhile, in Taksim Square, fans are starting to congregate and chants are beginning to fill the air as excitement continues to build.
Liverpool qualified for the Super Cup final by winning the Champions League in June, of course, and you can explore all the numbers behind their surge to European Cup glory last season below...
Liverpool and the UEFA Super Cup
This is the Reds' sixth appearance in the UEFA Super Cup, with three wins and two defeats in their previous outings. Brush up on the club's history with the competition here.
Our love affair with Europe reignited ❤️ An unforgettable journey to the Super Cup 😍 https://t.co/SR6ZkETupn— LFC (Liverpool FC) 14th Aug 07:04
Meeting the media
Jürgen Klopp, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk stepped up for pre-match press conference duties on Tuesday evening and you can catch up with everything they had to say about the Super Cup below...
Here is that 23-man Reds squad in full...
Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Hoever, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.
Adrian is in line to make his first Liverpool start in the Super Cup final following the injury sustained by Alisson Becker last Friday.
Goalkeepers Andy Lonergan and Caoimhin Kelleher also travelled with the 23-man squad on Tuesday, but Dejan Lovren was absent due to illness.
Sadio Mane is fit to start if selected.
Chelsea, meanwhile, must check on N'Golo Kante after he picked up an injury at the weekend, though Frank Lampard is boosted by having Antonio Rudiger and Willian with his squad in Istanbul.
Twelve substitutes can be named by each side, with three available to use in the 90 minutes and a fourth possible if the tie goes to extra-time.
Follow Liverpool's journey to Turkey on Tuesday with our exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from their trip, plus the pre-match press conference and the Reds' training session at Besiktas Park...
Under the lights 🦅👌 #SuperCup https://t.co/yL0FOHGseT— ChampionsLeague (UEFA Champions League) 13th Aug 18:38
Greetings from Istanbul
Liverpool go in search of more European silverware this evening as they contest the 2019 UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea at Besiktas Park.
We're in Turkey with the Reds to bring you all of the build-up, action and reaction from the annual showpiece match, which Jürgen Klopp's side are aiming to win for a fourth time in club history.
Stay right here throughout the day for updates, quotes, videos, photos and much more.