25 Feb 2024 18:44:36
I think I am in love with Endo, we got rid of milner and brought in a Japanese gladiator.

1.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 18:54:29
Fitness levels must be insane. Was absolutely brilliant today.

Makes it all the sweeter that Caicedo was in opposite team, seems like he is another of the Rodri, casemiro types who commits fouls every other play and escapes a booking.

2.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 18:56:32
Little man amongst giants. But excels all the time. True warrior.

3.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 19:00:12
70% of the Earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by Wataru Endo.

4.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 19:27:30
Man of the match for me.

5.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 19:28:05
It’s incredible for him, another great story. Never won anything in Europe, last minute signing and he’s leading a midfield of two teenagers to a cup final win.

6.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 19:33:33
Endo vs Caicedo is a no competition. I’d take Endo all day long in fact I’d take all of our signing over Chelsea’s without question.

7.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 19:50:44
Damn right 16 million gets you everything these days .

8.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:04:22
I demand to know! Where is endos song ?.

9.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:06:52
Neville is right (which is rare) . Bunch of "millionaire bottlejobs" who let themselves be schooled by academy kids. The kids should have theoretically been played off the park, but they got stuck in and rose to the level of the big boys. Credit to Inglethorpe for the training and Klopp for believing.

10.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:14:23
He left the ground in a protective boot and on crutches.

He was immense too.

Let’s hope it was just an impact injury.

11.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:22:09
ArAy1969, that would be "Billionaire" Bottlejobs, I believe.

12.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:22:59
Amazingly both squads had a very similar average age.

We had 5 teenagers on the bench though with 3 of those getting on.

Chelsea seem to have bought potential whilst we have nurtured ours through the Academy.

13.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:34:43
Are you talking about Endo (the boot and the crutches)?

14.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:42:22
Aray yeah Endo left in a protective boot also.

15.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:43:13
Yeah aray.

His left foot.

16.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:52:05
Aray, yep, appears to be that way! Sheesh, when is there going to be some good news on injuries?!

17.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:52:05
Aray, yep, appears to be that way! Sheesh, when is there going to be some good news on injuries?!

18.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 20:55:31
A real gem of a player. Tough, links well with defence and strikers. Great vision and positional sense. A fighter. A samurai warrior. Bargain signing.

19.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 22:08:25
Endo was immense, a real leader on the pitch and a calm head too.

20.) 25 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 22:13:35
Yes JK the average age of the teams was similar but in reality there’s no comparison. They have bought young players that were already excelling in a first team of top level football.

Take Caicedo for example. 21 but already had a full season as first choice in a Premier League team. Enzo Fernandez is 23 but he’s won a World Cup!

We had young players both in the team and on the bench who have had very little or no first team experience. These are not youngsters that have done enough in professional football to be sold for £40, £50 or £100million. These are kids that have pretty much come straight from the U21s and into a League Cup final at Wembley.

It was astonishing what they did. Don’t let the average age comparison fool you.

Chelsea will also tell you that they have injuries too, which they do. But if you look at the quality of the players missing there’s simply no comparison. We have a potential CL winning team out injured. They have Thiago Silva and Reece James then it becomes a bunch of average players that probably wouldn’t play anyway.

They’ll try to detract from this achievement with their nonsensical comparisons. See it for what it is.

21.) 26 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 22:56:41
Beckers I never said there were any comparisons with the teams or players

All I’ve said is amazingly both teams have a similar average age.

22.) 26 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 23:06:38
@BP, credit to many Chelsea fans I've seen who don't subscribe to such nonsensical comparisons. Chelsea faced a very depleted side and then, faced an even more depleted side with teenagers/ 20 year old's coming on and bossing them off the pitch in extra time, end of. The shameless Chelsea fans are just embarrassing at this point.

23.) 26 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024 23:19:13
It kind of reminds you of the knight guarding the Chalice in the Indiana Jones film (the one with Sean Connery in) . The baddie picks a shiny, jewelled chaliceand dies to which the knight says something like ‘He chose unwisely’. Indiana steps up and picks the raggy, old wooden cup and the knight says ‘you have chosen wisely’.

Perhaps we put that up on a big screen the next time the ‘hundred million’ superstars from the West End visit Anfield.

24.) 26 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024 00:39:04
Sorry that wasn’t a dig at you JK I know you didn’t say that I was more adding a bit of context to your post. Just saying ‘both teams have a similar average age’ doesn’t tell anywhere near the full story.

I watch quite a bit of LFC TV and have seen the likes of Bobby Clarke, James McConnell and Jayden Danns playing for the youth teams in front of about 50 people. Playing at Wembley in front of 80,000 people in a major cup final is such a huge step up for these kids and for them to handle it in the way they did is nothing short of heroic.

Chelsea’s young players are seasoned professional footballers in comparison. They are used to playing in front of big crowds on the big stage week in, week out.

If we’d lost it still would’ve been heroic but for them to come away with the trophy is just insane.

25.) 26 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024 06:28:52
Beckers for iinfo mate I 100% agree with everything you said.

One of my mates actually told me Chelsea squad average was the same and I called bulls##t.

So I went and checked and realised he was right. But as I touched on and you elaborated mate there is no comparison as Chelsea bought all (or majority) of theirs whilst the majority of our youngsters yesterday have come through our ranks.

{Ed025's Note - i heard that 4 Liverpool players tested positive for Calpol JK,, :)

26.) 26 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024 06:54:48
Ed025 brilliant haha

Ive also been told that Klopp is leaving the end of the season for Hollywood.

He’s to star in a Arnold remake “kindergarten Klopp”.

{Ed025's Note - love it JK..

27.) 26 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024 09:02:42
That really made me laugh ED025!

28.) 26 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024 09:10:55
Ed025, what is Calpol?

{Ed025's Note - its a medicine for children mate..