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
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.
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.