“Coutinho mesmeric, Allen outstanding” – Liverpool fans react to magnificent victory against Manchester City

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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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Manchester City's Fernando Luiz Roza 'Fernandinho' during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

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:

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's goal scorer Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates with team-mates captain Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Adam Lallana after their side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

‘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.

‘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”!

https://twitter.com/briankettle/status/572035436241154048

‘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.

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