Before a ball was even kicked in Istanbul's Vodafone Park, history had been made with the appointment of Stephanie Frappart as the first female referee to lead a major European men's contest.
"Discrimination casts a shadow over football in this country, and we will not stop highlighting the problem while it remains rife in the game". "The good thing is that good goalkeepers can play, I don't know, until 40-something so there is a lot to come from him and it will be exciting". "That was my absolute opinion", said the German coach.
Klopp saluted the player's big "personality" as a factor in why he has settled so quickly and performed so admirably for Liverpool despite his competitive inactivity.
"I told Adrian before the penalties he could be the hero - he did it so I'm happy for him and for the club". I was not loud because I wanted to give some information, but he was really on his toes and that was good.
Liverpool fans expressed their delight on Twitter after the game.
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Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the lead in Istanbul on Wednesday in what was the first all-English Super Cup clash.
A masterful assist from the young American. In a 4-3-3 formation Chelsea demonstrated more solidity than in last weekend's 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester United when they were time and again exposed on the break.
Christian Pulisic said he and his Chelsea team-mates would get behind Tammy Abraham after his Super Cup penalty shoot-out miss against Liverpool.
The merits of playing the Super Cup in mid-August, just days after the start of the Premier League season, and then forcing the two teams to endure 30 minutes of extra-time before penalties is perhaps a debate for another day, when the wisdom, or otherwise, of playing for two hours is properly scrutinised. Now we don't think about it, we don't think about Wednesday night, we think about Saturday.
They did not have it easy last season by any means, but Liverpool played just 52 competitive games in all competitions last term.