Tuchel explains Cheek after just 15 minutes of playing

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek left the pitch ahead of the penalty shootout after just 15 minutes of playing.

         The England midfielder was brought on in the 105th minute as a replacement for Christian Pulisic. But was substitute in the last minute before half-time in extra-time with Ross Barkley coming on.

         Asked if Loftus-Cheek was injure, Tuchel replied: “No, it’s purely a penalty issue.”

         “Reuben has a bad track record. In terms of stats, Ross has good stats so it’s only a matter of penalties.

         For Barkley, the penalty shootout netted for the team. But it could not help the team win the title after Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount missed shots.

Klopp said: ‘I couldn’t be more proud of my boys, the shift they put in, how hard they fought, early changes.

‘We are mentality monsters but there were mentality monsters in blue as well – it was one penalty. Chelsea played ufabet outstanding but in the end there must be one winner and that was us today.’

Liverpool will aim to maintain the pressure on Premier League title rivals Manchester City when they face Southampton on Tuesday night, while Chelsea will attempt to pick themselves up on Thursday when they host Leicester City.