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“Brighter days ahead” – Supporters react to Liverpool’s League Cup loss to Man City

Man City delivered a gut-wrenching finale to Liverpool’s League Cup run, devastating Reds supporters with a 3-1 penalty-shootout victory.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 28, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia looks dejected after missing a penalty in the shoot-out against Manchester City during the Football League Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Yaya Toure fired the decisive spot-kick beyond Simon Mignolet to secure City’s second League Cup triumph in three seasons, with Mignolet’s counterpart, Willy Cabellero, making three key saves to deny Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana in the shootout.

This served as a miserable end to what was a hard-fought contest for the Reds, and a real killing blow to their hopes under Jurgen Klopp.

Here is how supporters saw Liverpool’s 3-1 penalty-shootout loss to City in the League Cup final.

Most were, understandably, devastated following this bitter defeat…

“Properly gutted by this, was so desperate for the first silverware of Klopp’s reign.”
Zinedine Biscan on the forums.

Some questioned Liverpool’s choice of penalty takers…

Many applauded the Reds’ endeavour, in what was a testing 120 minutes of football…

“What I loved was our spirit. We didn’t cave in. We went on and maybe it was that desire from inside that in a strange way kept the score even till the end of extra time. We always had a chance. A good one.”
Mad about Red on the forums.

While some commended a top-level display from City…

“City was by far the better team and deservedly won. What makes it frustrating is we were given hope in the shootout, only for it to be snatched away at the last moment.
“Any win from our side would have been a humongous smash and grab job though – we were thoroughly outclassed and could easily have lost 4-0.”
MikeOscar on the forums.

Others turned their attention to Liverpool’s next hope: the Europa League

“Got to stuff the hideous Mancs now in the Europa.”
– AnfieldCat on the forums.

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