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Alisson says Liverpool winning FA Cup a huge boost to four-man bid

15 May 2022 | 13:23 | Football

Alisson Becker.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Alisson Becker. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool free kick hero Alisson Becker indicate your team FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on penalties will give them a huge amount of confidence as they pursue a historic inning.

The two teams were locked at 0-0 after extra time at Wembley on Saturday, with chances clearly at a high.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy stopped Sadio Mane from sealing the win after Cesar Azpilicueta hit the post, only for Brazil’s Alisson to deny Mason Mount before Kostas Tsimikas finished the winner 6-5.

“It’s a pity we didn’t score in normal time, but it’s a proper fight after extra time, anything can happen,” he told the BBC.

“We kept a clean sheet, went to the penalty spot and after the boys were unbelievable scoring and then I just had to save the last one. I’m very happy.”

He added: “It’s also part of the ‘psychological monsters’, going to extra time and staying in high form, performing well.

“It gives us even more confidence to go on to the Premier League and also the Champions League final.

“This is a great moment and now we just have to enjoy it.”

Liverpool are three points behind leaders Manchester City with two games left in the Premier League and will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month.

They won the League Cup earlier in the season, beating Chelsea on penalties on that occasion.

Captain Jordan Henderson said it felt quite special when Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time since 2006.

“We are here to lift titles, we work very hard throughout the season,” he said. “Coming here and crossing the line means a lot to everyone. The fans deserve it, the entire club.”

But he said the players could not rest on their laurels.

“We have to recover quickly, another big game on Tuesday against Southampton, we have to be ready for that,” he said.

“And then Wolves at the weekend to end the Premier League season and then the Champions League final. We have three big games left and hopefully we can win all three and finish the season. with a high record.”