Few people would have predicted a night so full of action on Wednesday at Anfield between Liverpool and Arsenal.
The scored ended 5-5 in normal time, before Jurgen Klopp’s Reds prevailed in a penalty shoot-out to advance to the next round of the League Cup.
For the home side, Shkodran Mustafi’s own goal got them under way, before James Milner, former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a double from Divock Origi completed their scoring.
For the visitors, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira, Joe Willock and Gabriel Martinelli – twice – were on the scoresheet.
Watch the moment Granit Xhaka’s Arsenal career may have come to an ugly end in the video below…
Unai Emery will have been hoping for a win to ease the pressure on his shoulders, but he will now need to look to the Premier League fixture against Wolves to get himself that much-needed victory.
Once again last night, he didn’t escape the wrath of the supporters. This time, they slammed his substitutions, particularly the decisions to bring Mesut Ozil and Torreira off.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
So Emery couldn’t bear seeing Ozil and Torreira excelling and all he had was to sub both off the pitch🤔🤔 Emery hates our team 😭😭 https://t.co/wREo1Hr6tu
— Aartete (@Aartete2) October 31, 2019
So Unai Emery freezes Özil out of the club for months on end and finally decides to start him in an EFL cup game, which he then subs him off although he is playing world class football. Joke. #EmeryOut
— Casey Hunt (@CaseyHu60861101) October 31, 2019
Unai Emery is an idiot.
Yesterday finally convinced me. Those subs completely killed a game Arsenal conveniently won.
Arsenal is going nowhere with that man as manager.
— Kriss Ray (@krissrayNG) October 31, 2019
And again, it was Emery with terrible subs.
— bolar bear ❄️🎃 (@Lane17farley) October 31, 2019
Yeah he was really poor and just walked around the place half the time.. He should have came out at half time. Emery lost us that game with the subs he made
— Paul Sweeney (@_paul_sweeney_) October 31, 2019
Emery subs lost us this. Ozil playing superbly, subbed off. Torreira playing well, subbed off. Saka running on empty, kept on. Willock dead on his feet kept on. Man got it wrong again. Emery out.
— djcpubrian (@djcpubrian) October 31, 2019
Emery is a big time fraud. How can you already planned on who to sub before the match and time, so even if that player is the best on the pitch, you don’t care cause Is already game plan and is not revertible. #EmeryOut
— Kolawole Smart (@Ksmart_yb) October 31, 2019
Emery has mastered the art of fumbling games .We actually blew a two goal lead twice .And then as for the subs, how do you take off your best performing players with a whole 30 minutes to play 🤦🏾♂️
— Markõ (@Mark__Aine) October 31, 2019