The most talked about topic on Twitter on Tuesday night was Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Everton in the 222nd Merseyside derby at Anfield.
On an epic night for the Red half of the city, goals from Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge (2) and Luis Suarez sank Roberto Martinez’s Toffees to their worst derby defeat in over 30 years.
It could well have been more too, but for some missed chances and Sturridge missing a second-half penalty which would have completed his hat-trick.
Around the ground, the atmosphere was superb — surely the best in several years, as a renewed optimism rang around Anfield.
That optimism and spirit was echoed in tweets before, during and after the match — fans buzzing from beating the local rivals so convincingly.
We’ve rounded up 20 of the best tweets from the match, which paint a picture of how passionately Liverpool fans see this victory, which moves Brendan Rodgers’ side four points clear of the Blues in the Premier League table.
— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) January 29, 2014
Demolition Derby. This morning's backpages pic.twitter.com/uGDxcto6vz
— George Riley (@georgeyboy) January 29, 2014
— MostarLFC (@MostarLFC) January 29, 2014
Waw… Thanks lads, it was so loud I could hear The Sangria song from home.#YNWA
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) January 28, 2014
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) January 28, 2014
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 28, 2014
Wow!!!Liverpool ON FIREEEEEEE!!!! Get in!!! #MerseysideDerby
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) January 28, 2014
— Jay_Riley (@Jay_78_) January 29, 2014
Great start of the week.important win yesterday and today Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby!!Amazing result
— Dirk Kuyt (@Dirk_18_Kuyt) January 28, 2014
— (@matchimages) January 28, 2014
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 28, 2014
— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) January 29, 2014
— Not Brian Kettle (@briankettle) January 28, 2014
There's going to be a lot of sickies pulled tomorrow. I'd give them compassionate leave.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) January 28, 2014
Liverpool are magic, Everton are tragic.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) January 28, 2014
— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) January 29, 2014
— Luis Alberto Romero (@14_luisalberto) January 28, 2014
Great result for Liverpool well done @D_Sturridge on the goals and great comeback to get the win from us tonight never give up!
— andre wisdom (@andrewisdom47x) January 28, 2014