For many, the first half panned out as many had expected after seeing the two lineups, with Liverpool turning to youngsters amid 10 changes and Leicester going strong.
The scoreboard read 3-1 at halftime in favour of the Foxes but a triple change turned the game on its head and the Reds simply needed to convert their pressure into chances and goals.
Anfield was rocking for a cup tie that had everything and it was a lesson in never giving up.
“Like we always show, we never give up and always keep going until the end and like you saw, we got that goal at the end again because we never stopped believing and the crowd just kept pushing us on,” Kelleher told LFCTV post-match.
The power of Anfield took centre stage and made for a memorable occasion for all involved and it was not lost on Minamino and James Milner just how special the group and the ground are:
And what a lovely early Christmas present it was, with Kostas Tsimikas and Jota all too happy to spread festive joy for Reds everywhere:
The good times keep rolling for Liverpool and we can all agree with Klopp on this:
“These boys, I loved them before but I fell in love again. It’s just incredible.”