Following Liverpool’s penalty shootout triumph over Carlisle in the League Cup, we bring you the best of the fan reaction from the game.
Rarely has a victory been greeted with such half-hearted joy.
This was a night where even more faith was lost in Brendan Rodgers, as the Reds were taken to the brink of League Cup elimination by a League Two side.
The performance simply wasn’t good enough, with endless long shots and not enough creativity, and the only positive to take was the three penalty saves made by Adam Bogdan to secure victory.
Here is how social media reacted to the rather hollow win:
One goal in 120 minutes of football at home to the team who have conceded the most goals in League Two.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) September 23, 2015
Struggling to think of the last time I was so underwhelmed by a victory. Have nothing good to say, so that’s me over and out.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) September 23, 2015
— BBC Merseyside Sport (@bbcmerseysport) September 23, 2015
Other than Danny Ings, this @LFC team is devoid of anyone who wants to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Horribly anaemic.
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) September 23, 2015
Relieved we won but this is a sad moment for the club Boos ringing round Anfield We look rudderless It's a real low point for the club
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) September 23, 2015
‘pottymonster’ on the forum:
Bogdan channeling his inner Dudek. A most memorable event.
#LFC 1-1 Carlisle—Liverpool win on penalties.
The mood at Anfield right now. pic.twitter.com/gZfG1mHHSF
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 23, 2015
Celebrating that? They should hang their heads in shame. Rodgers should be sacked tonight. Embarrassing.
— Matthew Sproston (@spros1) September 23, 2015
What about Ed Sheeran between the sticks though, eh? Boy can save a penalty #Bogdan.
Though it should not have come to a shootout… #LFC
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) September 23, 2015
‘howhardgerrard’ on the forum:
An utter, utter disgrace.
Feel pity for him. I really do. He's just not getting this. Trying his best and all, but… yeah. He's just not the guy. Slow death, man.
— ML (@FootyML) September 23, 2015
Yes this is a terrible result Yes Brendan is having a poor run but how is it his fault that the players can only convert one of 40+ chances
— Dan Holland (@danhollandlfc) September 23, 2015
Winning Manager of the Year was the worst thing that ever happened to Rodgers. It made him think he can walk on water. He can't. #LFC.
— Si Steers (@sisteers) September 23, 2015
‘NZred’ on the forum:
Nothing whatsoever to be excited about. Rodgers still needs to go.
Tonight HAS to signal the end of Rodgers. Regardless of whether we go through or not. #LFC
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) September 23, 2015
A new manager to these players would be like an adrenaline shot.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) September 23, 2015
Adam Bogdan saves final pen of 10 from Bastien Hery. Liverpool through 3-2 on pens.
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) September 23, 2015
I thought #LFC showed great Character tonight to play 120 mins of football and finally win on a Penalty Shootout ?
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) September 23, 2015