“Nothing better than a Stevie winner” – Liverpool fans react to 2-1 victory over QPR

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Liverpool edged to a late 2-1 win against QPR on Saturday afternoon, and we round-up the Steven Gerrard-dominated social media reaction from the game.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 2, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Queens Park with team-mate Jordan Henderson Rangers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This wasn’t a classic Reds victory by any means, but it had a fairytale ending for Gerrard, just when it looked like he would be the villain on the day.

The legendary skipper glanced in an excellent winning header with just three minutes left on the clock, having just missed a penalty that looked set to deny his side victory.

It was a great moment for the 34-year-old, who was playing his penultimate game at Anfield before leaving for MLS this summer.

Philippe Coutinho‘s excellent finish had given Brendan Rodgers’ side a half-time lead, but Leroy Fer’s volley punished glaring misses from Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling after the break. Luckily, Gerrard came to the rescue.

Here is how social media reacted to the game:

https://twitter.com/Kop305/status/594535692291682305

‘Nick_LFC’ on the forum:

Bit of a let off, playing mostly for pride at this point but relieved to get the win more than anything.

There were no real standout performances today, against relegation fodder and we were in danger of not winning, which sums up the performances.

https://twitter.com/stephenmcgarty/status/594528229341278210

https://twitter.com/MostarLFC/status/594530405568552960

‘Zinedine Biscan’ on the forum:

Pleased for Gerrard that in his penultimate game at Anfield (assuming he plays against Palace) he ended up scoring the winner. Missing a pen would have been a pretty horrible way to bring an incredible Liverpool career to a close.

https://twitter.com/Ryanbabel/status/594527928664367105

‘theres always tomorrow’ on the forum:

Best we can hope for in a rudderless season. Great to see Steven Gerrard score in his penultimate Anfield game. Usual harsh criticism of his declining play but I guess expectation is and always has been high of his contribution.

My theory is that if the rest of the team had gelled this season he wouldnt have got so much stick. Its not so much his decline as the lack of talent emerging.

https://twitter.com/AnfieldHQ96/status/594534354770100224

Let us know your thoughts on the match in the comments below.

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