Liverpool fans react to dramatic FA Cup win over Bolton

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Liverpool produced a late comeback to beat Bolton 2-1 in the FA Cup on Wednesday, and we look at how fans, ex-players and current stars reacted on twitter.

BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning second goal in injury time against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was one of those horrible evenings for 86 minutes, when you had virtually accepted defeat. The ball would simply not go in, with post and crossbar hit, Trotters goalkeeper Andy Lonergan making superb saves and David Wheater performing like Franco Baresi at the back.

Eidur Gudjohnsen’s penalty looked to have sent the Reds crashing out, only for the brilliance of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho to save the day in the dying embers of proceedings.

It was a below-par performance on the whole from Brendan Rodgers’ side, particularly in the first-half, and defeat would have been very difficult to stomach.

Coutinho’s goal was also vital because it meant Liverpool didn’t have to play extra-time, which with Everton and Spurs on the horizon, would have been far from perfect.

Here’s how social media reacted to a heart-stopping night at the Macrom Stadium.

‘ILLOK’ on the forum:

Great stuff. Still very frustrating for most of the game. This side just needs a little more ruthlessness going forward. Palace away under Pardew will be another good cup tie, win that and we’re in the quarters.

https://twitter.com/M_Sweeting/status/563088998932168705

‘abcd’ on the forum:

Just goes to show if you don’t kill a game when you have the chance you leave yourself open to things outside your control like that diabolical penalty decision. On the flip side of that Gudjonsson should have made it 2-0 shortly after the red card which would have killed it in all likelihood.

https://twitter.com/jsexton24/status/563093123421978626

Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.

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