THE BALL – Fabinho and Panenka’s penalty: “Luis Díaz couldn’t believe it…” (Liverpool)

On the occasion of the press conference previewing this Tuesday’s match between Liverpool and Inter Milan, counting for the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, Fabinho told a funny episode concerning the English League Cup final against Chelsea. , a game that Jurgen Klopp’s controls ended up winning in the penalty shootout.

“The day before the final, I tried to score a penalty against Panenka, but it was just me and Luis Díaz, there was no goalkeeper. Then I said to him: ‘if we go to the penalty shootout tomorrow, I’ll score like this.’ He didn’t believe me, but during the game, when I was heading for the penalty, I knew I was going to beat Panenka and I’m glad it worked out.” guaranteed the Liverpool midfielder with a good-natured tone.

Although Liverpool managed to win the League Cup, Fabinho says he is aware that scoring a penalty in this way could be a risk, especially against his team-mates.

“When you take a penalty like that, you have to be aware that if you miss it might not be easy to go to the locker room afterwards because everyone will want to kill you. But, at that moment- there, it just crossed my mind to shoot like that, ”admitted Fabinho.

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