Liverpool fans react to Real Madrid defeat

A spirited Liverpool performance saw Brendan Rodgers’ much changed side lose 1-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night but there were plenty of positives to take from the defeat.

MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s difficult to claim that Rodgers’ team selection was vindicated, as ultimately Liverpool still lost, but the performance was certainly better than had been feared even before talk of wholesale changes arose.

In fact, it was probably the most defensively solid performance we’ve ever seen under Rodgers. Kolo Toure marshalled the defence excellently and Simon Mignolet‘s confidence will have been helped a whole lot by his display in goal, making some crucial saves.

Here’s a round up of fans reactions and talking points from the match:

There’s much praise for Liverpool’s defence, and Toure in particular;

Much talk surrounded Gerrard’s exclusion, of course;

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