Liverpool fans and media react to Champions League exit

Liverpool limped out of the Champions League after failing to get the victory they required against Basel on Tuesday night at Anfield, eliminated after just one win on their return to the competition.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start Jose Enrique at left-back, a decision he then changed by subbing the Spaniard for compatriot Alberto Moreno at half-time, was one of many talking points among supporters post-match.

By playing Enrique, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, Rodgers had reunited the defence that played so poorly at QPR back in October.

Lazar Markovic‘s harsh dismissal was obviously a talking point too, as was Liverpool’s lack of attacking intent and quality in the first-half.

Others were discussing the removal of Rickie Lambert at half-time, meaning The Reds ended the game down to 10 men and with Martin Skrtel up front, as Rodgers completely abandoned his philosophy.

Here’s some player and fan reaction from the game:

Meanwhile, some looked at the bigger picture…