👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Joewillock holds his nerve! Gunners through! Reds out!@LFC ✅✅✅❌✅ | ❌@Arsenal ✅✅❌✅✅ | ✅— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_AUS) October 1, 2020
FT @LFC 0️⃣-0️⃣ @Arsenal | @Arsenal wins 5️⃣-4️⃣ on penalties
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Both sides were much changed from Arsenal's 3-1 defeat at the same venue three days earlier and a different outcome followed in what was a far quieter contest on Friday (AEST).
Takumi Minamino wasted the best opportunity of the game in the first half when he crashed a shot from close range against the crossbar and Diogo Jota had been denied by Leno, and there was no change to the scoreline after the interval.
No goals in the first 45, but @takumina0116 game mighty close 😱😱😱— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_AUS) October 1, 2020
⏱ #CarabaoCup HALF-TIME: @LFC 0️⃣-0️⃣ @Arsenal
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Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties in August's FA Community Shield and it held its nerve once again here, with Leno saving efforts from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson after Mohamed Elneny had been denied by Adrian for the visitors.
Joe Willock squeezed the winning spot-kick under Adrian to make it three victories in four for Mikel Arteta over Jurgen Klopp since his appointment at the Gunners late last year.