- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 23.33
- Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 24.65
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the match: "I enjoyed pretty much each second of the game. I was so happy for the kids that they will remember their first night at Anfield for the rest of their life. In the end they made it a proper special football night. Everybody who came tonight saw 19 goals, including the shootout, that's pretty special. Really perfect, absolutely perfect. Maybe as a manager I should think more about or worry about the goals that we conceded but I couldn't care less to be honest. I couldn't care less tonight."
Curtis Jones was in dreamland: "Being a local lad, it's always been my dream to get an appearance at Anfield. To get an assist to give us a chance and then to score a penalty is just a dream come true. I was calm, I picked my spot and I was fortunate enough that the winning penalty went in. This is just the beginning, I'm just a young lad and I've still got a long way to go. Any opportunities I'll take with both hands. This is what you play football for'
The match made a lasting impression on Hector Bellerin, Arsenal's captain: "I have to say it was great to play this kind of game. The tempo of the play, the goals - this is football. This is what you play football for, for nights like this. Whatever the score, today we're gutted, but I'm sure there's going to be nights that go in our favour."