James Milner’s apparent unmoved reaction to Liverpool winning the Carabao Cup was spotted by eagle-eyed fans online.
After Kepa Arrizabalaga sailed his penalty over the bar, the veteran Reds player donned a stonewall face, as Jurgen Klopp ’s men celebrated beating Chelsea on penalties to achieve their fifth major trophy under the German.
Fans online pondered why the 36-year-old didn’t react.
One said: “He's thinking about celebrating not only with some Yorkshire tea but either a packet of hobnobs or to open those chocolate digestives on a special occasion.”
Another said: “Calming figure that every team needs…”
One claimed: “He's already thinking about the next game.”
A fourth wrote: “Carlsberg don't do the greatest quality signing ever, but if they did…”
Liverpool won the final 11-10 on spot-kicks after both sides were unable to find the opposing club’s net after 120 minutes of play.
Arrizabalaga was subbed on and did not save a single shot before blazing his own over the bar.
Before they collected the cup, captain and vice-captain, Jordan Henderson and Milner, shook hands and embraced the Chelsea players who just missed out, inducing praise from fans for sportsmanship.
Henderson, who also won the League Cup in 2012 after Liverpool faced Cardiff, spoke to Sky Sports after the game, saying that all trophies he wins for the club are “special.”
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"[It's] very special to win trophies for this football club no matter the competition," he said.
"It was a big opportunity for us today, thankfully we're on the right side of it. It's always difficult when it goes to penalties but I thought the lads, overall, deserved to win today."
Meanwhile, pundit Jamie Carragher described himself as an 'idiot' for questioning Klopp's judgment to start Caoimhin Kelleher for the game ahead of Alisson.
"Brilliant. Listen, anyone could’ve won that. It was a really tight game. The shootout, some of the penalties were absolutely out of this world and it fell to the goalkeeper," he told Sky Sports.
"I was the idiot before the game who questioned Jurgen Klopp slightly in terms of playing Kelleher.”
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