Word on the Tweet: League Cup congrats with Liverpool and derby delight for Arsenal

With the Reds defeating Malky Mackay's men on penalties their players react to the cup win on Twitter, while Ferdinand, Wilshere and RVP have also had their say on the weekend
The majority of football talk on Twitter over the weekend was reaction to Liverpool's League Cup penalty shoot out victory over Cardiff City on Sunday.

The Bluebirds took the lead through Joe Mason in the 19th minute and held the lead until the hour mark when Martin Skrtel slid home. Dirk Kuyt scored what look like the winner in extra time but right at the death Ben Turner made the scored level again after a nail-biting few minutes.

The game then went to penalties and after some shocking efforts the Reds eventually won 3-2 on spot kicks.

The game dominated footballers' discussions, while Arsenal's north London derby success and Manchester United's win over Norwich was also topical.

Here is Goal.com's round-up of the latest happenings involving footballers on the social networking website:

"Unbelievable day!!! Well done boys!!! #CarlingCupChamps"

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson expresses his delight at the final victory.

"Terminatorrrrrrr Skrtelllll.

"Alwaysssssss him Dirkkkkkkkk.


Lucas Leiva provides a running commentary of Liverpool's triumph.

"What a great day!! We are the champions!! So happy :)"

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez's thoughts on the final.

"Come on Reds!! All the best pals.


Former Red Xabi Alonso tweets his encouragement before the match and then his confidence in Pepe Reina during the penalty shootout.

"Sorry to everyone! I can't close my eyes wid out seeing that penalty!! It's goin to haunt me for the rest of my days! Head is mashed!"

Cardiff City's Anthony Gerrard conveys his understandable disappointment at his missed spot kick.

"Massive 3 points for us. Norwich gave us a hard game. We never give in though which is the Man Utd way! Ryan Giggs-900 games...madness!"

Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand on the last-gasp win at Norwich City and team-mate Ryan Giggs' 900th appearance.

"All the best @AndrArshavin23 in russia nobody will forget the 4 goals @ anfield and the winner v barca see you @ the euro's.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says his goodbyes to Andrey Arshavin, who recently joined Zenit St Petersburg on loan, before then showing his joy at the north London derby win against Tottenham:

"Early morning 4 me today still buzzing from yesterday's win! The emirates stadium literally exploded all afternoon and after every goal!!!!!"

Jack Wilshere was another Arsenal player who has been busy on Twitter, he obviously enjoyed the Gunners' victory over Tottenham as well:

"Apart from the day Archie was born....this is the best day of my life! #Gooners"

He was also looking back to Arsene Wenger's side's defeat to Birmingham in the League Cup final last season, while hoping to ending Liverpool's joy soon:

"The Carling Cup Final brings back some horrible memories!

"Well done to Liverpool today! Have a good party tonight and we will see you next week to ruin the party! #Gooners"