LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Liverpool's Divock Origi (R) celebrates scoring the fourth goal, to level the score at 4-4, with team-mate Rhian Brewster during the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Mini mentality giants” – Liverpool fans react to spectacular win over Arsenal

Liverpool progressed to the League Cup quarter-finals on penalties after a 10-goal thriller against Arsenal, leaving fans both bemused and in awe.

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 on pens)

League Cup Fourth Round, Anfield
October 30, 2019

Goals: Mustafi OG 6’, Milner 43’, Oxlade-Chamberlain 58’, Origi 63’, 90+4′; Torreira 19’, Martinelli 26’, 36’, Maitland-Niles 54’, Willock 70’

Arsenal were the visitors as a much-changed Liverpool side littered with youngsters making their maiden Anfield appearance looked to progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Conversely, the Gunners opted for more senior faces, but it was the Reds who got off to the perfect start in what would prove to be nothing short of an end-to-end affair on Merseyside.

Arsenal would go on to find the net three times within 15 minutes as they punished Liverpool’s defensive lapses, before James Milner’s conversion from the spot on the cusp of half-time ensured the Reds were still within striking distance.

A further five goals would nestle into the net, as an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thunderbolt and a Divock Origi double took the game to penalties, and the Reds emerged victorious to progress to the last eight.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the spectacular result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.


After a poor opening term, fans felt it was the senior players who were off the pace…

“I would never be too harsh on young lads but there’s very little excuse for the performances of some of the senior lads, Keita and Origi, in particular, have been poor.

T.C.B on the forums.


They answered emphatically with a couple of stunning efforts through Ox & Origi…

“Origi what a goal. Great turn.”

Sweeting on the forums.


And the youngsters rose alongside them, with Jones & Williams the standouts…

“Jones is fucking phenomenal.”

indianscouser on the forums.


The game itself left many amused and astounded as the defence and attack had polarising evenings…


Overall, Reds were delighted with the show of mental fortitude as the youngsters earned another chance to shine…

“Mentality Monsters at every level through the club. Never die attitude, I love it. Go on you Reds!”

nonodoll on the forums.