Carragher: League Cup final is a huge achievement

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that their victory over Stoke City in the League Cup was a huge achievement for the team.

Liverpool went into the second leg on Tuesday with a 1-0 aggregate advantage but found themselves back on level terms after Marko Arnautovic had equalised for the visitors.

The game ended with Liverpool winning 6-5 on penalties and sees new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reach a cup final at Wembley Stadium during his first season in charge.

Carragher is of the opinion that results are what matters in fixtures as big as the League Cup semi-final, although he was hardly impressed by recent performances.

“This is a massive result,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “This is a big result for the manager. Klopp won’t be fooled by the euphoria at the end of the Norwich game or tonight, they were poor tonight and got out of jail at Carrow Road.

“I wouldn’t say this saves Liverpool’s season, as they are still in two other cup competitions, but they are already in the semi-final of the League Cup so they’ve got more chance of winning this.

“This season is more like a learning curve for the manager so if he can get a trophy in that time it’s massive, no one can ever say ‘he hasn’t won a trophy’.

“It is all about getting through in big games and semi-finals, forget how you play, the main thing in big games is getting through and Liverpool have done that tonight.”

Liverpool will face either Manchester City or Everton in the final on February 28.