Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to neuoroscientists after his Liverpool’s triumphed in another penalty shoot-out to lift the FA Cup.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at Wembley on Saturday, defeating the Blues for the second time this season in a cup final shoot-out.
The Reds also toppled Chelsea 11-10 in February’s Carabao Cup final, with Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher rifling home the winning spot-kick in a stunning set of penalties.
Kostas Tsimikas slotted the sudden-death winner this time around as Liverpool completed the set of top titles under Klopp.
And the Reds’ German manager paid tribute to footballing neuroscientists Neuro11 as the secret weapon behind his side’s penalty acumen.
“In the end we all know penalty shoot-out is a lottery, that’s how it is; but we did it again,” said Klopp.
“We work together with the company Neuro11, four guys from Germany.
“They got in contact with us a few years ago. They are neuroscientists and they said ‘we can train penalty shooting’.
“We said ‘really? That sounds interesting, come over’. And so this trophy is for them, just like the Carabao Cup was.”