Diogo Jota scored the winning penalty in last night’s shootout to edge past Leicester City in a nail-biting Carabao Cup fixture at Anfield.
The quarter-final draw remained locked at 3-3 after the final whistle, entailing a penalty shootout in which the home team prevailed over the visiting Leicester thanks to two spot-kicks saved by Caoimhin Kelleher.
With Jota converting the decisive penalty, the celebrations that followed the dramatic victory were understandably euphoric, as jubilant Liverpool players charged down towards Kelleher.
The Liverpool no 20, however, ran off along the main stand in front of the visiting supporters, sending out vigorous hand gestures and a fist pump as if to rub salt in their wound.
Loved Jota celebrating in their faces💪 pic.twitter.com/FwXTdvpwt9— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) December 22, 2021
Diogo Jota winding up Leicester fans was a perfect response to their distasteful chant
The expression of raw passion by the Portuguese forward whipped up Red supporters, who were pleased to see him give it back to the travelling Foxes given what they’d been chanting throughout the match.
As has been the case on occasions whenever either of the Merseyside clubs plays, chants of “feed the Scousers” were heard from Leicester supporters during various stages of the game.
Sung to the tune of ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’, the chant has been around for a while now and used in an attempt to joke at the expense of those who are less fortunate in the city of Liverpool.
Clearly conceived in a bad taste, calls have been made to stop the repugnant chant but to no avail, as was evident last night.
Fans nevertheless loved Jota’s celebration, who were happy as he hit the Leicester fans where it hurt and then rubbed it all on their faces.
Jota celebrating in front of the Leicester fans after scoring the pen to knock them out of the Carabao Cup, after they spent 90 minutes mocking us and the city. The lad just absolutely gets it, doesn’t he?— Jay (@ScouseSocialism) December 22, 2021
Leicester fans singing “Feed the Scousers”. Hope those fans enjoyed Jota celebrating the winning penalty in front of them 😍 pic.twitter.com/luScUXe3D6— LiverpoolGoals (@Liverpoolgoals_) December 22, 2021
Jota celebrating in front of them Tory helmets after singing feed the scousers all game. Make him captain right now.— Jono ✌🏻 (@jono__jones) December 22, 2021