Carragher, Fowler & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool win penalty thriller
Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler tweet their thoughts after Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a thrilling penalty shootout
Liverpool edged into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup after a thrilling 14-13 penalty shootout victory over Middlesbrough at Anfield.
Boro midfielder Adam Reach cancelled out Jordan Rossiter’s first Liverpool goal on his debut to help the Championship side force extra-time.
Suso appeared to have won the tie for the home side in the 109th minute, but Patrick Bamford netted a last-gasp penalty to force a shootout before Albert Adomah missed the crucial spot-kick.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a remarkable League Cup match at Anfield.
Injured Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan (@jon_flan93) is pleased for his team-mate: “Get in lad @jordan_rossiter”
Former Reds midfielder Jason McAteer (@MCATEER4) is delighted for the debutant: “Yyyeeesss Jordan Rossiter Enjoy that !”
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) is thrilled to see a Reds youth graduate score: “Whaaaaahhhheeeeyyyyyy @jordan_rossiter you little beautyyyyy”
Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) joins the chorus of approval: “Not celebrated as passionately since Dudek saved that pen! Absolutley delighted for @jordan_rossiter and his family & friends watching.”
Liverpool legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) heaps praise on manager Brendan Rodgers: “Great to see Brendan Rodgers giving youth a chance. Jordan Rossiter is one of many top talents in Liverpool’s academy”
Ex-Reds striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33): “Rossiter excellent on debut so far. Has personality and ability to contribute.demanding the ball off senior players who trust him to keep it”
More from Carragher (@Carra23): “Good strike from Suso on his weaker foot but what a fantastic touch from Lallana.”
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech (@PetrCech) is enjoying the League cup clash as the shot stoppers take centre stage: “Unbelievable game at Anfield…. What else to say…”
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) has an alternative method to decide the third-round clash: “Crossbar challenge coming soon … 13-13”
Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) can’t take the nerves: “Please someone finish iiiiiit!!!! @LFC #WeGoAgain”
So do we Joey, (@Joey7Barton): “Toss a coin. It’s boring now. Got work tomorrow…”