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Social media reaction to Liverpool's penalty success over Stoke City in the Capital One Cup

27 January 2016

Liverpool reached the Capital One Cup Final with a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Stoke City, and there was plenty of reaction to digest on social media!

Immediately after the match, in the home changing room at Anfield, the Liverpool squad posed for a photo, which was uploaded by defender Mamadou Sakho.

Wembley here we come !!! #YNWA#LFC#Liverpool πŸ‘πŸΏ pic.twitter.com/fztmZQNHGU

β€” Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho3) January 26, 2016
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was the hero for the Reds as he kept out two spot-kicks, which allowed Joe Allen to score the winning penalty and send them to their 12th League Cup Final – more than any other club.

Read more: Review - Liverpool reach Capital One Cup Final after penalty shoot-out victory over Stoke City

The stopper waited until he was home to post his reaction, but he did so with an image montage of key moments of the night on Instagram, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Pepe Reina was between the sticks for Liverpool's last League Cup Final, when they beat Cardiff City in 2012, and the Spaniard was quick to congratulate his former employers on Twitter.

Get in!!!!! Back to Wembley!! Well done boys..congrats!!πŸ’ͺ

β€” Pepe Reina (@PReina25) January 26, 2016
Another former Liverpool player, John Arne Riise, also got in on the action by tweeting his elation. As did Steven Gerrard, who took to Instagram to say well done to his former team-mates.

Freaking love it!! Get in @LFC!! Thank you Mignolet

β€” John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) January 26, 2016
Stoke players also took to social media to share their feelings, with goalkeeper Jack Butland tweeting how he is 'heartbroken' – but he remained upbeat.

Heartbroken, I'm sure you fans are too! we gave it everything! you're support has been incredible as always! heads up and we push on! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

β€” Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) January 26, 2016
Bojan Krkic also revealed how hurt he was but, like Butland, remained positive after coming so close to a Wembley final.

It hurts to be so close to a Wembley final, but I'm proud of the team, we gave it all. We'll keep going! #SCFCpic.twitter.com/RFspTltIW3

β€” Bojan Krkic (@BoKrkic) January 26, 2016
Midfielder Steve Sidwell, who this week moved on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion, posted an inspiration message to his team-mates, noting the pressure that was on them all in the shoot-out at Anfield.

Hold your heads high boys, takes balls to take a penalty with that pressure,to step up is courage something not many people will experience.

β€” Steve Sidwell (@sjsidwell) January 26, 2016
Stoke City's club Twitter account, meanwhile, tweeted how proud they were of the team.

Who are ya? rings around Anfield... We're Stoke City and we took you all the way! Brilliant effort boys, you've done us proud! #SCFC

β€” Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 26, 2016
Liverpool fans can now look forward to a trip to Wembley on 28th February, when they will take on either Everton or Manchester City.

The Reds supporters will be housed in the West End of the stadium, with an allocation of approximately 31,500 tickets.

Read more: Capital One Cup Final 2016 - Key Information

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