Sadio doesn’t mean a place of confidence to take a penalty. The Senegalese forward has taken 12 penalties in his career in all competitions, including club and national teams, in 90 minutes. He missed 5 of them. The standard penalty miss rate is about 42 percent.
He usually misses penalties for Liverpool because he misses penalties so much. James Milner is the main player to take a penalty in the English Premier League team. Mohamed Salah took a Liverpool penalty if he was not in the starting XI or did not play in the match.
That means he took the fifth kick in a tiebreaker against Chelsea in the FA Cup final tomorrow. As usual he failed to score. He took the kick on the left side of the side where Eduard Mendi is strong. Very weak shot within reach. Mendi did not have any difficulty in blocking the quality shots of the teammates of Senegal team. Liverpool coach Eugene Klopp has claimed 50 per cent of the standard penalty miss.
Klopp may have given him some advice before the start of the tiebreaker, saying that taking the penalty means a little ‘weak’. Going to take shots according to that advice means failing! That’s why the Liverpool coach is taking some responsibility on his shoulders.
“I am responsible for 50 per cent of Sadio’s penalty miss,” Klopp said of the standard penalty miss. Because, boys should be allowed to do things like them. But I told him, “The goalkeeper knows you very well. So try something different. ”
I mean maybe Mendi’s ‘weak’ side would have taken the shot to the right. But to do something different, he took it to the left of Mendi. The club has also got a realization from this incident. At the end of the match, he said, “Sometimes in my life, I think it’s better to keep quiet!”
However, Liverpool won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea in a tiebreaker despite missing a standard penalty. Cesar Azpiliceta and Mason Mount failed to score in the 14-shot tiebreaker. After a goalless draw in 120 minutes, Liverpool won the match 6-5 in a tiebreaker. After winning the FA Cup for 16 years, Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title remained alive.