Video: Alisson consoles tearful Thiago Alcantara after League Cup final blow
Footage of Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson Becker consoling teammate Thiago Alcantara on the sideline has gone viral on Sunday evening.
The clip in question comes on the back of the latest in a lengthy string of injury setbacks on the part of Liverpool’s maestro in the middle of the park.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops have of course returned to action this evening, eyeing up a first piece of silverware of the campaign in a Carabao Cup finale showdown with European champions Chelsea.
Thiago, meanwhile, was initially, as expected, included in the Reds’ starting XI.
Just minutes before kick-off in the English capital, however, word was forthcoming that the Spaniard had in fact been pulled from his starting role, owing to an injury picked up whilst warming up:
Thiago has got injured during the warm-up. Naby Keita starts for the Reds instead.#CarabaoCupFinal https://t.co/sAwdYKTScA
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 27, 2022
And, evidently, his latest fitness blow hit Thiago hard, with footage to have since made its way online showcasing the former Bayern Munich man in tears on the touchline, as teammate Alisson does his best to console the midfielder:
😢 Thiago Alcântara in tears after suffering an injury in the warm-up for Liverpool pic.twitter.com/eNEylkX2r1
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 27, 2022
Pulisic goes close
Turning attentions towards the action at Wembley itself, early in the first-half, the scoreline remains locked at 0-0.
Both sides, though, have already carved out clear-cut opportunities, with Christian Pulisic having seen what looked a certain opener from close range superbly kept out by Caoimhin Kelleher, before Sadio Mane failed to capitalise on a trademark Trent Alexander-Arnold delivery at the other end.
🗣 “What a chance! Havertz has started this game so well!”
A huge chance for Chelsea in the #CarabaoCupFinal 🔵 pic.twitter.com/KmSGYv5qri
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 27, 2022
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