Photo: Firmino all smiles with Liverpool stars after reaching League Cup final

Roberto Firmino and Joe Allen join their Liverpool team-mates for selfie after reaching League Cup final

Roberto Firmino, Emre Can, Christian Benteke, Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho Photo: Mamadou Sakho/Snapchat

Joe Allen was all smiles with his Liverpool team-mates after the midfielder scored the winning penalty to beat Stoke City and seal their place in the League Cup final.

In-form Stoke midfielder Marko Arnautovic broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish to silence Anfield.

Germany international Emre Can looked to test Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland with a couple of long-range attempts but Liverpool failed to register a shot on target in 90 minutes.

After neither side scored a winner in extra-time, Joe Allen stepped up to convert the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout to secure a 6-5 win.

And Allen joined his fellow penalty heroes Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke and Emre Can plus defender Mamadou Sakho for a selfie after their win.

The Reds have reached their 12th League Cup final as Jurgen Klopp looks to win his first trophy.

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Liverpool are in seventh place in the Premier League table after Saturday’s 5-4 victory over Norwich City.

The Reds host West Ham United in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

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