Liverpool Carabao Cup: The full story of the lad who joined the trophy lift

Liverpool added another trophy to their burgeoning cabinet over the weekend as they beat Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup.

On a dramatic night under the famous Wembley arch, it was Liverpool who would hold their nerve in a marathon penalty shootout that look destined to go long into the night.

Eventually, Kepa Arizabalaga blazed over to hand Jurgen Klopp his first domestic cup success since arriving on English shores.

The Reds would go onto to celebrate into the wee hours as footage of their merriment made it’s way onto social media in droves.

However, there was one moment in particular from the Liverpool celebrations that caught everyones eye after a young lad was seen on the Wembley balcony lifting the trophy with the side.

Many bewildered fans were left wondering who on earth the boy was, and how he managed to get such exclusive access to the incredible moment.

Well, we finally have an answer to the question after 11-year-old Beau Brown conducted a series of interviews about his heady night.

“So I have a black eye and Alisson noticed and asked me about it,” he began, speaking to the Express.

“That’s how I got talking to him. I just said, ‘I was playing footy, I went for a header and headed the kid’s head instead of the ball!’

“Then he lifted me up and took me with the team, I just felt like a player to be honest.

“Jurgen asked me about it too and Virgil and Mo Salah were laughing at me. Then they all shook my hand.”

“I wanted to get my hands on the trophy and I knew I was going to get my hands on the trophy,” he adds. It was dead heavy! It felt like I was lifting weights up.”

What an incredible gesture from Alisson and the Liverpool squad.

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Beau’s father admitted it was just a surreal moment, and the deluge of messages he got on his phone in the seconds after the brilliant moment killed his battery right off.

“It was crazy, absolutely crazy,” he says. “Where we [Beau’s older brother was also in attendance] were standing, we couldn’t really see it but where people were firing the WhatsApps to me, I was like ‘wow’.

“I didn’t realise he lifted the trophy properly – like all the other players.”

It seems Beau has developed quite a taste for the limelight, especially after he opportunistically snatched the match ball after Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Porto.

Unreal – Beau is going to be the envy of young fans all over the world for years to come.

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