Liverpool showed winning mentality in FA Cup Final shootout win says Alisson

Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker was a strong presence in the penalty shootout victory that handed the Reds their eighth FA Cup triumph at Wembley.

Liverpool edged Chelsea on penalties to win the 2022 FA Cup, and despite the narrow margins involved in the triumph, goalkeeper Alisson believes it will inject fresh belief into Jurgen Klopp's side. 

The prospect of a quadruple remains on, albeit with the League title chase hanging by a thread.

Whatever happens in the Premier League, Liverpool will have a Champions League final to contest and there is a chance that contest could also go to extra time or penalties.

Liverpool's best chance to score fell to Andy Robertson who shinned his effort wide from point-blank range. In a repeat of the League Cup final against the same opponent, the match then went to extra time and penalties.

Liverpool prove to be 'mentality giants' again

Alisson believes that the victory at Wembley exemplified what Liverpool are about when it comes to big matches.

"It was a shame we didn't score during normal time, but it was a proper fight after in extra time, anything could happen," he told the BBC.

"We kept a clean sheet, it went to penalties and after the boys were unbelievable with scoring the goals and then I just needed to save the last one. I am so happy."

"That is part of the 'mentality monsters' as well, going to extra-time and keeping the high level, performing well.

"It gives us even more confidence to keep on going for the Premier League and also the Champions League final.

"This is a fantastic moment and now we just need to enjoy it."

Alisson lauded by skipper Jordan Henderson

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson had high praise for Alisson who saved Mason Mount's penalty kick to set Kostas Tsimikas up to win it for the Reds.

Henderson told ITV: "Not enough good words! He's unbelievable. Incredible. In games - everything; build-up, shot-stopping, his all-round personality in the dressing room. As he is as a man - incredible."

The Liverpool captain also had full confidence in Tsimikas' ability to seal another famous Wembley win for the club.

"Kostas has been good at pens. We've been practising them and he was good, so I was full of confidence when he stepped up," Henderson noted.

Liverpool have now won the FA Cup eight times.

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