As Joe Allen’s penalty sent Liverpool through to the final of the League Cup, Liverpool players both past and present made their feelings known.
Securing progress to their first cup final in five years, Liverpool’s penalty-shootout win over Stoke City on Tuesday night provided supporters and players alike with a memory to cherish.
Though the performance of Jurgen Klopp‘s squad left a lot to be desired at Anfield, the result was all that mattered.
As Anfield erupted, a host of Reds stars took to social media to celebrate.
What it means to play @wembleystadium. Come on!!https://t.co/U5ZTOhYZrv
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 26, 2016
From the legends…
— PB (@patrikberger73) January 26, 2016
Drive me mad by the way but I love you all the sme @Lfc yessssssss
— Jason Mcateer (@MCATEER4) January 26, 2016
Freaking love it!! Get in @LFC!! Thank you Mignolet
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) January 26, 2016
Getting there!!! Liverpool goes to the final after penalties vs stoke. #backtoWembley
— Luis Garcia (@luchogarcia14) January 26, 2016
Brilliant! Well done @lfc #wembley well done @SMignolet nerves held YNWA
— Mark Wright (@Mark5Wright) January 26, 2016
Great penalty shoot-out tho! @LFC ???
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) January 26, 2016
Not the best by a mile!infact a nervous 120 minutes!we got away with it!No team deserved it!but we had the bottle on pens,WEMBEERLEEY
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) January 26, 2016
Get in!!!!! Back to Wembley!! Well done boys..congrats!!?
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) January 26, 2016
To the young stars…
— adam phillips (@adamphillips5) January 26, 2016
Yes lads Wembley !!!!! ???
— Cameron Brannagan (@Cameron246bran) January 26, 2016
What a win !!! Wembley ?????????
— brad smith (@bradsmith_94) January 26, 2016
Yesss, Wembley!! @LFC ?
— harry wilson (@harrywilson_) January 26, 2016
Wembley!!! #lfc ?
— Joe Gomez (@J_Gomez97) January 26, 2016
Congratulations @LFC. With suffering, but Liverpool will play the final at Wembley! #Wemblyherewecomes #LFC #CapitalOneCup ??????
— Luis Alberto Romero (@10_luisalberto) January 26, 2016
To Klopp’s current squad…
Wembley here we come !!! #YNWA #LFC #Liverpool ?? pic.twitter.com/fztmZQNHGU
— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho) January 26, 2016
Well done boys! #CapitalOneCupFinals #BackToWembley #YNWA
— Tiago Ilori (@TiagoIlori4) January 26, 2016
We did it together! Up to Wembley now.. ?? #YNWA pic.twitter.com/G7SMTuHhoE
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) January 26, 2016
This victory is clearly hugely important to the club, with Klopp’s side closing in on the first piece of silverware of the German’s reign.
The Reds will be hoping to channel their successful history when they take on either Manchester City or Everton in February’s final.
LIVERPOOL 0-1 STOKE CITY (6-5 ON PENS)
- MATCH REPORT: Heroic Allen nets decisive penalty
- PLAYER RATINGS: Allen and Mignolet both get 7.5
- TALKING POINTS: Anfield raucous, silverware in sight
- FAN REACTIONS: “Wembley here we come!”
- KLOPP’S WORDS: All-Merseyside League Cup final “will be great for the whole city”