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The best photos as Liverpool win UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul


Liverpool added another piece of the silverware to the cabinet with a dramatic 5-4 win on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

The Reds’ quest to continue to add to the honours board brought them back to a city which holds tremendous significance for the club stretching back to that night in 2005.

And the encounter proved to be a momentous occasion for a number of reasons, one of which was the appointment of Stephanie Frappart, who became the first woman to referee a major European men’s game.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson (L) and captain Cesar Azpilicueta during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp‘s side were greeted by a Besiktas Park crowd who were heavily in favour of the team from Merseyside, but there was little to cheer about for large parts of the first-half as Chelsea came out on top to take a lead into the interval.

But they would soon be pegged back after Roberto Firmino made an instant impact to set up Sadio Mane with a stunning deft touch.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino sets-up team-mate Sadio Mane for the first equalising goal during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first equalising goal during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A topsy-turvy and controversial encounter would soon follow as the game was forced into extra-time with Mane again finding the net to establish a lead, before Adrian was penalised in the box moments later to allow Chelsea to equalise from the spot.

And while it was a night whereby players were left on a heap on the floor, one final push was required in a penalty shootout.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' is treated for cramp by team-mate Virgil van Dijk at the final whistle during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was the perfect platform for Adrian to cement his place in club history and he did just that by denying Tammy Abraham to secure a 5-4 win on penalties, earning himself a mass celebration from his teammates and manager.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo celebrates after saving the decisive fifth penalty from Chelsea in the shoot-out to win the Super Cup during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout during the UEFA Super Cup Final at Besiktas Park, Istanbul. (Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo celebrates with team-mates after saving the decisive fifth penalty from Chelsea in the shoot-out to win the Super Cup during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson was again on hand to provide the perfect trophy lift as Liverpool’s success in Europe in 2019 continued, and the players, rightfully, couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy after his side win the UEFA Super Cup Final at Besiktas Park, Istanbul. ( Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates with the trophy after winning the Super Cup after the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ki-Jana Hoever, Divock Origi. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo bites his winners' medal as he celebrates after saving the decisive fifth penalty from Chelsea in the shoot-out to win the Super Cup during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner bites his winners' medal as he celebrates after winning the Super Cup during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino kisses the trophy after winning the Super Cup after the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next on the horizon for Liverpool is a trip to Southampton for the second Premier League fixture of the season, where Klopp’s men will look to make it two from two.



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