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What they said after Liverpool beat Chelsea in League Cup final

Key quotes from Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Chelsea to win the League Cup on Sunday:

"What happened here today is absolutely insane. These things are not possible besides a team, squad, academy full of character. I'm so proud I couldn't be prouder of them tonight. Wow!" 

-- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who was forced into fielding a number of academy players due to a series of injuries.

"We lost in the last minute of the game. It's so painful, but now we need to take the positive things."

-- Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is still to win a trophy in English football.

"(It means) so much - all the young boys on the pitch. It's incredible, incredible team. Intense game, both sides, they had chances, we had chances….First trophy as a Liverpool captain - let's enjoy it!”

-- Match winner Virgil van Dijk, who scored the only goal two minutes from the end of extra-time.

"In extra time it's been Klopp's kids against the blue billion pound bottle jobs....Special managers do special things. He is a monster manager."

-- Former Manchester United captain turned pundit Gary Neville pays tribute to Klopp.

"This game will tell you that football isn't all about money!"

-- Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher after an injury-ravaged Liverpool got the better of a Chelsea squad that has cost over £1 billion over the past two years.

"Liverpool are the walking wounded at the moment, but hopefully the young lads will take so much confidence from this. It's an incredible achievement for Liverpool."

-- Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp.


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