Liverpool vs Arsenal: Reds beat Gunners 5-4 on penalties after 5-5 scoreline

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Reds beat Gunners 5-4 on penalties after 5-5 scoreline

- Liverpool vs Arsenal ended in favour of the Reds on penalty shoot-outs after playing 5-5 in 90 minutes

- Gabriel Martinelli, Divock Origi scored a brace for their respective sides as the game was forced into penalties

- Dani Ceballos missed his spot-kick as Curtis Jones scored the winning penalty to send Liverpool into the last eight

Liverpool vs Arsenal ended 5-5 in regulation time but Jurgen Klopp's side went ahead to win 5-4 on penalties.

It was an extraordinary game of football that saw five goals scored in each half of the match before going into penalties after 90 minutes.

The Reds got their noses in front after just six minutes as Shkodran Mustafi turned in an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross into his own net to make it 1-0.

But the Gunners responded in the 19th minute through Lucas Torreira as the Uruguayan pounced on a Bukayo Saka's rebounded shot to even the score at 1-1.

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Martinelli put his side in front for the first time as he capitalized on another shot that fell kindly into his path to make it 2-1 in the 25th minute.

The Brazilian completed his brace in the 36th minute as Saka turned provider for a low cross and Martinelli slammed it into the net to make it 3-1.

James Milner made it 3-2 from a spot-kick two minutes before half time as the London club went into the break with a one-goal advantage.

Arsenal picked up from where they left off in the second half as Milner made a poor back-pass to the goalkeeper before Ainsley Maitland-Niles took advantage and needed Mesut Ozil's assist to help him finish it off to make it 4-2.

Liverpool did not give up as Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled out something special from 25-yards to put the score at 4-3.

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And Origi completed the comeback with a lovely turn in front of the 18-yard area and his shot was too hot for the keeper to handle to make it 4-4 in the 62nd minute.

Willock put Arsenal back in front with a fantastic strike as the youngster's thunderous shot beat the goalkeeper to make it 5-4 with 20 minutes of football still left to play.

Origi in sensational fashion put Liverpool 5-5 in the fourth minute added to the 90 as he volleyed home a low cross from Neco Williams as the match went into penalties.

Dani Ceballos missed Arsenal's third spot-kick as Curtis Jones scored the winning penalty to send the Reds into the quarter finals in an extraordinary night at Anfield.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho is looking to become the first manager to win trophies with three Premier League clubs as he is reportedly linked to Arsenal.

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The Gunners are currently struggling under Unai Emery and could look towards the direction of Mourinho who is still without a job since last December.

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