Liverpool produced a superb display to dispatch of champions Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. We round-up the best social media reaction from the game.
This was arguably the Reds’ finest performance of the season, given the 120 minutes of gruelling football they played against Besiktas on Thursday evening.
Many of those same players were in the team against Manuel Pellegrini’s men, but performed admirably. Stunning efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho gained Brendan Rodgers’ side all three points, strengthening their top-four aspirations further.
There are now just 7 points separating Liverpool and Man City in the Premier League table. The gap was 17 points on the 1st of January. #LFC
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 1, 2015
Coutinho was majestic on the day, and a deserved recipient of the Man of the Match award, but special praise also needs to go to Joe Allen, who was quite brilliant in the middle of the park.
Liverpool have now lost just one Premier League game since mid-December, and the turnaround they have made since the turn of the year has been remarkable.
Here is how fans, journalists and ex-players reacted to the win on social media:
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) March 1, 2015
Either Liverpool were really good or City are running out of steam. I'll go with the former. What a win. What goals.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) March 1, 2015
Henderson improving and improving as captain. Our most important player? I think so! #LFC
— Jack Williams (@JLWi11iams) March 1, 2015
Allen's best game for us by a long stretch. Hendo superb. Phillipe the best player in England. Forget Sterling, get Coutinho tied down now.
— Matthew Sproston (@spros1) March 1, 2015
‘nevermind’ on the forums:
Well done lads fantastic second half performance, beautiful strike by Coutino and a special mention to Joe Allen was excellent today, best performance for me in a red shirt.
GET IN THERE! Absolutely magnificent victory, and performance, by Liverpool. Coutinho mesmeric, Allen equally brilliant. #LFC
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) March 1, 2015
What a performance and win! Europa League hangover?! What's that?! #LFC
— Ben (@bm12s) March 1, 2015
Jordan Henderson has put in a proper captain’s performance for #LFC today.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) March 1, 2015
What an absolutely world class talent we have here. #Coutinho
— Josh Sexton (@jsexton24) March 1, 2015
‘Boston Mick’ on the forums:
Massive team performance. I know there were many many great individual performances, but I for one would like to say that I was really worried when I saw Lovren starting and I thought he did a really good job for us today. “WE GO AGAIN”!
Tottenham at home, Southampton away and Man City at home. Nine points. #LFC
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) March 1, 2015
Joe Allen was very good today, his contribution often goes unnoticed but he was outstanding
— LFCTS (@LFCTS) March 1, 2015
Absolutely loved that. These Reds are great; all of them.
— WHAT•A•HIT•SON•LFC (@whatahitsonlfc) March 1, 2015
‘ChicagoRed’ on the forums:
Incredible performance from Coutinho and Allen. 10/10. Defensive shape and work is incredible holding to City to one shot on goal. They probably could have done better with a couple of chances at the end, but we survived.
Unbeaten now in 11 matches. Incredible.
Great result for LFC. City all but out of all competitions in February. Criminal with the squad they assembled,got to make major changes.
— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) March 1, 2015
Some fantastic individual performances, but collectively we wanted it and fought more than City, that was the most pleasing bit. What a win.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) March 1, 2015
Colin bell, mike summerbee, Eddie large, Noel Gallagher , a certain ratio , the Arndale centre, ya dark satanic mills….your boys ….
— Robert G (@RobGutmann) March 1, 2015
Phil & Hendo today were a prima facie case for the benefits of strategic squad rotation #lfc
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) March 1, 2015
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