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Liverpool are the 2021-22 FA Cup winners after beating Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties in a gripping final at Wembley on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds could still win a quadruple after Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount failed to score from the spot in the penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time.

Kostas Tsimikas struck the decisive penalty, having seen Mendy renew Chelsea's hopes when Sadio Mane spurned Liverpool's first chance to win the shootout. 

And Sportsmail's SAMI MOKBEL has rated how the players performed during the nail-biting encounter. 

Kostas Tsimikas is all ears as Liverpool's fans and stars roar their approval of his crucial penalty

Kostas Tsimikas is all ears as Liverpool's fans and stars roar their approval of his crucial penalty

The decisive spot kick meant Liverpool edged past Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup

The decisive spot kick meant Liverpool edged past Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup

CHELSEA (3-4-3) 

Edouard Mendy: Produced some big saves as Liverpool threatened to steamroll Chelsea - but none bigger than his stop from Mane in the shoot-out. 8

Trevoh Chalobah: Had absolutely no answer to Luis Diaz's threat in the first-half, but slowly gained a foothold. 6

Thiago Silva: The evergreen Brazilian breezed through this final. Been there, seen it, done it and it showed. Hardly broke a sweat. 7.5

Antonio Rudiger: His Chelsea career is drawing to a close but there was no shortage of commitment from the Real Madrid-bound defender. 7.5

Trevoh Chalobah (right) grew into the game at the end of his first full senior term with Chelsea

Trevoh Chalobah (right) grew into the game at the end of his first full senior term with Chelsea

Reece James: Needed to offer more support to Chalobah during Liverpool's early onslaught but eventually clocked on in a disciplined display. Booked. 6.5

Mateo Kovacic: Miracle recovery from an ankle injury to start in midfield and - barring one nearly costly error - was excellent before being substituted. 7

Jorginho: His guile and experience was key in quelling Liverpool's early pressure. And as Chelsea settled, the Italian started to pull the strings for his team. 7.5

Marcos Alonso: An unlikely goal threat but the Spaniard missed two golden opportunities for his team before rattling the bar with a wicked free kick. 7

Christian Pulisic: Missed an excellent first-half chance and blew hot and cold at Wembley. Sporadically caused Liverpool's defence problems. 6.5

Romelu Lukaku (centre) has had a difficult season at Chelsea and struggled to impact the game

Romelu Lukaku (centre) has had a difficult season at Chelsea and struggled to impact the game

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