Liverpool fans react to Arsenal defeat and Howard Webb

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations and disappointment at the club crashing out of the FA Cup to the hands of Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 16, 2014: Liverpool supporters before the FA Cup 5th Round match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Liverpool supporters before the FA Cup 5th Round match against Arsenal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

However, overall there is still a positive outlook amongst fans on the result, what it means for the season, and the progress the club is making.

The Reds were denied a stone-wall second penalty of the game when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brought down Luis Suarez in the penalty area.

Referee Howard Webb was positioned in the best place possible to make the call, standing just a few yards away with a clear line of vision.

However, the 42-year-old from Rotherham waved the play away — a decision that ultimately cost Liverpool at least a draw and FA Cup fifth round replay.

Earlier, Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Gunners a first-half lead, before Lucas Podolski doubled their lead with a well-taken strike just after half-time.

The Reds had got back into the game just before the hour mark when Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot after Suarez had been brought down by Podolski, but the second penalty appeal later in the second-half was denied.

Away from Webb’s atrocious, card-happy display, Liverpool were left to rue missed chances with Daniel Sturridge given two clear-cut opportunities inside the first five minutes of the game.

It means Liverpool now have only their Premier League ambitions to concentrate on, with 12 games of the season to go.

We’ve rounded up the best of Liverpool fans’ reactions to the defeat and FA Cup exit at Arsenal.

Let us know your thoughts on the game, and what it means for Liverpool’s season in the comments below, on Twitter @thisisanfield or in our forums.

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