‘I wish Kepa was in goal!’: Jamie Carragher is left stunned by Edouard Mendy’s incredible double save to deny Liverpool in Carabao Cup final – and claim Chelsea goalkeeper is ‘man of the match’ during half-time analysis
- Pundits weighed in at half-time on Edouard Mendy’s double save at Wembley
- Mendy pulled off two superb stops to deny Naby Keita and Sadio Mane
- Jamie Carragher jokingly claimed he wished Kepa Arrizabalaga was in goal
- Chelsea and Liverpool faced off in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday
Pundits Jamie Carragher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised Edouard Mendy’s double save in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool as ‘magnificent’.
Mendy pulled off in an incredible double stop to firstly deny Naby Keita’s long-range effort before getting up quickly and saving a close-range strike from Sadio Mane in the first half of the Carabao Cup final.
During their half-time analysis, the former Premier League players weighed in with their opinion on the sensational stop.
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy proved his credentials once more with a sensational double save
Jamie Carragher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were quick to praise the Chelsea goalkeeper
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said: ‘I wish Kepa [Arrizabalaga] was in goal. My god, what a save.
It’s a really good initial save but to get up and make the next save… Mane will be disappointed. Credit to the goalkeeper, absolutely magnificent.
Ex-Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink claimed that: ‘if Chelsea wins the game, he is the man of the match.’
Mendy joined Chelsea from Lille in 2020 and has won the Uefa Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time with the Blues.
Chelsea players were quick to swarm Mendy after his save kept them in the game
Senegalese goalkeeper denied Sadio Mane from close range with a terrific save
There was drama elsewhere in the game, as Liverpool thought they had opened the scoring in the Carabao Cup final when Joel Matip headed home in the 67th minute.
Trent Alexander-Arnold delivered a free-kick to the back post where Sadio Mane nodded the ball back across goal for the Reds defender to finish from close range.
However, it was ruled that Virgil van Dijk – who was blocking Chelsea’s Reece James – was offside in the build up and the goal was chalked off following a VAR check.
Edouard Mendy has won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup with Chelsea