Liverpool edged to a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last night to book a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Reds needed a second half goal from Coutinho to see off a spirited effort from the Championship side, having been held to a replay in the first quarter-final match.
They now face Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa at Wembley, and former striker Michael Owen expressed his delight at their progression.
Huge win for Liverpool. A trip to Wembley awaits. Happy days. http://t.co/jmSfLWrwiF— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 8, 2015
The reaction to Owen however was not so kind, with the former England international striker trending on Twitter in the UK, with fans unhappy with his commentary for BT Sport.
He was widely panned, and by Liverpool fans in particular who maintain a disliking to him, having signed later in his career with rivals Manchester United.
Wasn't easy that. Listening to Michael Owen for 90 minutes is hard work. #LFC— Kopite 207 (@LFCKop207) April 8, 2015
Thank god thats over.I couldnt have taken another 30 mins of Michael Owen showing replays of Joe Allens 'handball'.Well done reds #LFC— Simon Wilderspin (@SiWilderspin) April 8, 2015
The issue with Owen remains largely that his commentary style riles fans up. Even Gary Neville, a figure of hate among Liverpool fans from his playing days, generates a higher level of respect for his punditry than their one time hero.
Owen's achievements with Liverpool will live forever in the history books, but Liverpool have a chance now to write a glorious chapter if they can put together two successive Wembley wins before the season is out.