Liverpool showed character during their Carabao Cup quarterfinal penalty shootout win over Leicester City to seal a place in the last four of the competition where they will face North London giants Arsenal for the right to seal a Carabao Cup final berth.

The Reds had to come from behind two times to seal their place ahead of a Leicester City who were responsible for the exit of Brighton and Hove Albion in the round of 16. Brighton had played out a 2-2 draw at the home of the Foxes before they were beaten 4-2 on penalties.

Leicester City could not make it successive penalty shootout win over Brighton and Liverpool after they were beaten by the Reds on penalties.

Liverpool went behind twice to a pair of goals from Jamie Vardy in four minutes as the Foxes led 2-0 in the opening minutes of the game. The first Leicester City goal came on nine minutes before Vardy completed his brace in the 13th minute. The Reds were handed a lifeline when ex-Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the first goal for his team in the 19th minute. England international James Maddison then restored the Foxes’ two goal lead with the third Leicester City goal on 33 minutes as they were able to seal a 3-1 win at the end of the first half.

Liverpool then went on to score two second half goals to draw level and take the game to the dreaded penalty shootout. The Reds pulled one back through Portuguese substitute Diogo Jota midway into the second half before Japan national team attacker Takumi Minamino scored late to secure a 3-3 draw for his team. Minamino scored in the 95thminute to take the game to penalties which Liverpool won 5-4 to seal a last four meeting with Arsenal.