Thursday, August 15, 2019
Kepa praised by Glen hoddle and Joe cole
Hoddle was astounded by Kepa's awareness to keep both efforts out and heaped praise on the Chelsea keeper after the final whistle.
'I think both are incredible. The first one is a deflection as well, that's a great save for me,' he told BT Sport.
'Any goalie will tell you that's the hardest place to make a save and the second one is in the air and that's reactions. His feet are so quick to get back across, for me the first one is incredible.'
Hoddle's BT colleague and former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole was also quick to commend Kepa on the important saves.
He added: 'I think the first one is unbelievable with the deflection, to see it that late as well and his reactions were just remarkable really. I think Tammy does well as well, just a great bit of goalkeeping.'
Despite Kepa's best efforts, it was not enough to see Frank Lampard lift his first trophy as a manager as Liverpool ran out eventual winners on penalties after the two teams were tied 2-2 after extra-time.
The Spaniard came perilously close to stopping two Liverpool spot kicks during the shootout but couldn't manage to get a strong enough hand on the ball on both occasions
In the end, it was Tammy Abraham who missed the decisive penalty as Adrian stopped his shot with his feet to win the trophy for Liverpool on his first full start for the club.
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