Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp to speak to Harvey Elliott after FA contact over flare celebration

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he will speak to winger Harvey Elliott after he was contacted by the Football Association (FA) for holding a red flare following the side's Carabao Cup victory on Sunday.

Elliott came on as a second-half substitute and slotted home Liverpool's ninth penalty in the shootout. He was photographed holding a flare in the midst of the celebrations.

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Pyrotechnics are banned from football stadiums in England.

Klopp said the incident was a "mistake" from the 18-year-old Elliott and promised the player will "never do it again."

"I haven't spoken to Harvey yet. Will I speak to him? Yes, maybe," Klopp told a news conference on Tuesday.

"Harvey is a very young man on the pitch, and also I think he's still a little bit more a boy. That's not a problem. It was a mistake. All because of the role model role we have, as people working in public, I understand 100% I will tell him. I can promise he will not do it again. Do I think was the worst thing that ever happened in world football? No.

"I understand 100% why it is not okay... the best thing about making a mistake is you don't do it again."

Liverpool claimed the Carabao Cup trophy for a record ninth time after beating Chelsea 11-10 in an epic penalty shootout.

The FA have written to Elliott for observations of the incident.

The winger was not originally in Klopp's match-day squad, and was added to the bench after Thiago Alcantara was injured in the warm-up.

The final ended 0-0 after a gruelling 120 minutes, with four goals being ruled out for offside in a match defined by missed opportunities and VAR controversies.

After 20 successful penalties, Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher stepped up to make it 11-10 before his opposite number Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was brought on in the 119th minute, smashed his spot kick high over the bar.