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Revealed: What Mo Salah said to Jorginho in lead-up to Chelsea penalty vs Liverpool


 

The two-word message sent by Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to Chelsea's Jorginho ahead of his effort during the penalty shootout in Sunday's Carabao Cup final has been revealed.

The moment in question of course caught the headlines amid the tense action late in yesterday's Wembley showcase.

After Mo Salah stepped up to successfully convert Liverpool's 5th shootout spot-kick, the Egpytian, en route back to the centre circle, was spotted having words with Jorginho, as the Italian made his way towards the penalty area for his own effort from twelve yards.

And now, as alluded to above, an insight into precisely what was said has been provided.

As per ESPN, amongst a host of other sources, Salah, in his attempts to put Jorginho off, shouted 'don't jump' at Chelsea's midfield metronome.

This of course comes with Jorginho widely renowned for his unique spot-kick technique, which sees him skip as he approaches the ball, in a bid to entice the goalkeeper into an early move.

Kepa's miss the difference

Salah's mind games, in the end, failed to have the desired effect, as Jorginho stepped up to confidently slot beyond Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher.

Such efforts on the part of the Italian international, however, ultimately proved to be in vain.

This came as Chelsea, on the back of a remarkable 120 minutes of action and ensuing shootout which saw 21 successive spot-kicks successfully converted, fell short at the last.

After opposite number Kelleher had lashed home from twelve yards in impressive fashion, Blues no.2 Kepa Arrizabalaga blasted his ensuing effort several yards clear of the crossbar, handing the Carabao Cup title to Liverpool in the process:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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