Certainly don't think losing the games or the shootouts are down to a weak or poor mentality from Chelsea. However, at the very top end of the game it's all about marginal gains and ever so slight advantages. Klopp spoke quite a lot about employing neuroscientists to help Liverpool with penalty shootouts and set pieces. He said they'd done a lot of work with them this week in preperation for the final. No idea if Chelsea do similar but I know Liverpool have put a lot of emphasis on the mental side of the game and work with a lot of psychologists etc. I wonder if that made a difference in these situations? You'd think even the slightest of advantages can make a huge difference at the very highest level and Klopp certainly seems to think id did. Klopp dedicates shootout win to neuroscience co. Might be a load of rubbish of course but everything Liverpool do seems to be off the back of data and science and they're getting the results to back it up so wouldn't be surprised if it does make a difference. Chelsea may do similar tbf so not saying it's why they lost both games but I also don't think it's as simple as penalties just being a lottery either.