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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson pulled off plan to stop Mendy mind games in FA Cup penalty shootout

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made sure to block Chelsea counterpart Edouard Mendy's mind games during the FA Cup final penalty shootout.

The Reds defeated Chelsea 6-5 in the shoot-out following a goalless draw at Wembley on Saturday.

Alisson was one of the heroes as he produced a fine save to deny Mason Mount.

Kostas Tsimikas then scored to claim Liverpool's first FA Cup for 16 years.

During the shootout Brazilian Alisson prevented his opposite number Mendy from getting into the heads of his colleagues before their kicks by collecting the ball and giving it himself to his team's takers.

The Chelsea goalkeeper has a history of interfering during penalties when helping Senegal to beat Egypt via spot-kicks in the Africa Cup of Nations final in February.

Alisson was adamant that would not happen again, and he scooped up the ball after each Chelsea kick and walked straight to his pal to give them it.

Only Sadio Mane, Mendy's international teammate, missed a penalty for Liverpool.


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