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shoot-out Alisson Becker eyes up a slice of history as his save sets up FA Cup final glory for Liverpool

Becker was the spot-kick hero as Liverpool secured another penalty shoot-out triumph against Chelsea to win the FA Cup

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Alisson Becker of Liverpool saves the seventh penalty from Mason Mount of Chelsea in the penalty shoot out during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alisson Becker of Liverpool saves the seventh penalty from Mason Mount of Chelsea in the penalty shoot out during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Kostas Tsimikas of Liverpool celebrates following their team's victory in the penalty shoot out during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kostas Tsimikas of Liverpool celebrates following their team's victory in the penalty shoot out during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts The FA Cup trophy after their sides victory during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts The FA Cup trophy after their sides victory during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Alisson Becker of Liverpool saves the seventh penalty from Mason Mount of Chelsea in the penalty shoot out during The FA Cup Final. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool goal keeper Alisson Becker suggested the seemingly impossible quadruple is now possible after a dramatic win against Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Becker was the spot-kick hero as Liverpool secured another penalty shoot-out triumph against Chelsea to win the FA Cup and keep their quest for an unprecedent quadruple alive.

Just 76 days after the Reds edged past Thomas Tuchel’s men on penalties following a scoreless Carabao Cup final, Wembley witnessed another gripping clash between these sides that went down to the wire.

Nothing could split them after 90 minutes and extra time again, with Alisson coming up trumps in the shoot-out as Liverpool won their first FA Cup since 2006.

Edouard Mendy prevented Sadio Mane striking the winner after Cesar Azpilicueta had hit the post, only for the Brazil goalkeeper to deny Mason Mount before Kostas Tsimikas struck to seal a 6-5 win.

While the quadruple may eventually prove out of reach given Manchester City’s Premier League advantage, Klopp’s Reds still have a shot at Champions League glory to come as a superb season heads towards a memorable conclusion.

"It's amazing, we did such a good performance. It was a shame we didn't score," said Becker. "It was a proper fight, we kept a clean sheet, and then afterwards the boys were unbelievable scoring the goals. I just had to save the last one.

"I am so happy. Myself and also Mendy did amazing saves. I couldn't have done the saves without the help of the team. They work well and make it easier for me."

Becker paid tribute to the Liverpool backroom staff as they helped him with advice on saving the crucial spot kick from Mount.

"All goalkeeper coaches help me with the decisions," added Alisson. "They are fantastic players, Chelsea did really well but we deserved to win this. I only make the save because we deserved to win this.

"This gives us more confidence in the Premier League and also the Champions League final. It's a fantastic moment now, we just need to enjoy"

Klopp expressed some sympathy for Chelsea, as his side inflicted a second Wembley penalty shoot-out defeat on Thomas Tuchel's side.

"Outstanding, it was an incredible, intense game against Chelsea – they would have deserved it exactly the same way, like in the Carabao Cup – that’s how small the margins are," said Klopp.

"I couldn’t be more proud of my boys, the shift they put in, how hard they fought, early changes. I think Virgil is fine but his muscle was hurt.

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"All of these things, missing good chances, overcoming good moments from Chelsea, then having really good moments ourselves.

"Then in the penalty shootout, it was nerve-racking, my nails are gone but I really feel for Chelsea – for the second time, 120 minutes and you get nothing, that’s too hard. But for us I’m pretty happy.

"We are mentality monsters but there were mentality monsters in blue as well – it was one penalty. Chelsea played outstanding but in the end there must be one winner and that was us today."

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