Liverpool reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, beating Arsenal 5-4 on penalties after a 5- thriller.

Mustafi turned in an own goal to give Liverpool an early lead but the Gunners responded as Torreira equalised before Martinelli scored twice, capitalising on sloppy defending by the Reds.

Elliot was then fouled in the box and Milner converted his penalty to make the score 3-2 at the break. Maitland-Niles restored the two-goal lead with a tap-in after Milner’s soft back-pass allowed him to steal in. But then powerful efforts from Oxlade-Chamberlain and Origi brought the hosts level again.

Willock’s incredible strike made it 5-4 to Unai Emery’s men just when the tide seemed to have turned. Divock Origi’s volley at the death took the game to penalties. Curtis Jones slotted home after Ceballos was the only player to have his effort saved.

OWN GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal (Mustafi)

Goal! A nightmare for Musfati! 1-0! The German slots the ball into the back of his own net to hand Liverpool the lead. Oxlade-Chamberlain raids down the right flank and he fires a low ball towards the near post. Mustafi tries to clear it away on the slide, but he succeeds in only diverting it into the bottom right corner.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal (Torreira)

Goal! Torreira equalises! 1-1! The visitors are back in the game from their first real opening. Arsenal cut Liverpool open down the left, but Torreira misses a first opening from a Saka cross. Maitland-Niles keeps the attack alive and works it towards Ozil. He tees up Saka for a low strike that is saved by Kelleher, but Torreira is on hand to pounce on the rebound and convert.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal (Martinelli)

Goal! Martinelli puts Arsenal ahead! The Gunners complete a first-half comeback as the forward converts from two yards out. Liverpool are caught asleep at the free-kick as Maitland-Niles collects in acres of space and beats Origi with ease. He fires a low cross into the middle that Milner clears back to him. Maitland-Niles’ second delivery is better towards Torreira. It deflects off the midfielder and Van der Berg towards goal.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-3 Arsenal (Martinelli)

Goal! Martinelli scores again! 1-3! The Gunners extend their advantage as the forward notches his second of the game. A poor pass in his own half from Elliott allows Ozil to clip a ball through to Saka in the left inside channel. He fires a low cross into the middle for the unmarked Martinelli to blast his strike through the hands of Kelleher into the net.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-3 Arsenal (Milner

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! MILNER CONVERTS!!! 2-3!!!! Liverpool are back in the game as the skipper holds his nerve from 12 yards. Milner fires his effort into the bottom left corner, sending Martinez the wrong way.

Origi’s header over the bar

GOAL! Liverpool 2-4 Arsenal (Maitland-Niles)

Goal! Maitland-Niles scores! 4-2! Milner commits a terrible mistake at the back, sending his pass to Kelleher short of the keeper. Maitland-Niles knocks it around the Liverpool stopper, but it almost travels out for a goal-kick. Ozil races forward in support and squares it back to the midfielder in front of goal, and he has a simple finish into an empty net.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-4 Arsenal (Oxlade-Chamberlain)

What a goal! Oxlade-Chamberlain scores a stunner! The former Arsenal man drags Liverpool back into the contest with a special strike. Lallana nods a header into the final third and Oxlade-Chamberlain is alert and gets there ahead of Maitland-Niles. He takes a touch before rifling a strike on the half-volley towards the target. It soars over the outstretched hand of Martinez into the right top corner.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal (Origi)

Goal! Origi fires home the equaliser! 4-4! Incredible scenes at Anfield as Liverpool draw level. Jones brings the ball forward through the vacant midfield and feeds Origi on the edge of the box. He turns Holding with ease before pulling the trigger on a powerful right-footed strike. Martinez sticks out a hand, but the strike is too powerful to stop the effort from the Belgian finding the back of the net.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-5 Arsenal (Willock)

Another stunner! Willock puts Arsenal back in front! 5-4! The Gunners regain the initiative in the contest through the right boot of Willock. He surges through the middle of the park before lining up a curling strike. Willock’s attempt curls away from Kelleher and into the top left corner.

GOAL! Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (Origi)

Goal! Origi scores at the death! 5-5! Origi saves his team with a fine acrobatic strike. Williams keeps an attack alive down the right flank and he lifts it back into the box. The Belgian finds space and he directs his low strike into the bottom right corner under Martinez.

Liverpool reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, beating Arsenal 5-4 on penalties after a 5- thriller.

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