Reina, Riise and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool reach League Cup final

Pepe Reina and John Arne Riise take to Twitter after Liverpool beat Stoke City 6-5 on penalties at Anfield

Joe Allen sent Liverpool through to the League Cup final after a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Potters levelled the tie on aggregate after Marko Arnautovic scored on the stroke of half-time despite Liverpool’s protestations that the Stoke forward was offside.

Emre Can had a couple of long-range attempts on Jack Butland’s goal but Liverpool failed to register a shot on target in 90 minutes.

The sides couldn’t be separated in extra time but Peter Crouch, Emre Can and Marc Muniesa missed their penalties to allow Allen to covert the winning spot-kick.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as Liverpool reached another League Cup final.

Former Reds defender Dominic Matteo is ready for the second leg:

Suspended Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is thrilled to see his team-mates level the tie up:

Safe to say John Aldridge isn’t impressed:

Some sarcasm from an Everton legend to brighten up an otherwise dull affair:

But the second leg soon livens up a penalty shootout:

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Thomas Tuchel
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Michael Owen
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Fabrizio Romano
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Mikel Arteta
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Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Young Boys
Thomas Tuchel
Fabrizio Romano gives latest Chelsea FC transfer update on Antonio Rudiger contract
Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes prediction about Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC this season
Fabrizio Romano
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