HELSINKI, FINLAND - Friday, July 31, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against HJK Helsinki during a friendly match at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Coutinho saved us all from sleep” — Liverpool fans react to 2-0 win against HJK Helsinki

Following Liverpool’s 2-0 win against HJK Helsinki, we round-up the best of the social media reaction from a fairly dull affair in Finland.

Football - Liverpool FC Preseason Tour 2015 - HJK Helsinki v Liverpool FC

Until the final 20 minutes or so, this was a dire pre-season friendly between the Reds and their Finnish opponents.

Dicock Origi and the returning Philippe Coutinho came to Brendan Rodgers’ side’s rescue, however, producing well-taken efforts as time began to run out.

Rodgers will probably see the 2-0 win in Helsinki as a comfortable exercise session for his players, with movement and pressing improving as the game went on.

Attention now turns to Sunday’s clash with Swindon Town at the County Ground, before Stoke City await in the Premier League seven days later.

Here is how social media reacted, both during and after the game:

‘Zoran’ on the forums:

Incredibly boring first half, somewhat better in the second with the change to 4-3-3 and Henderson as the holding midfielder.

Football - Liverpool FC Preseason Tour 2015 - HJK Helsinki v Liverpool FC

‘Herb’ on the forums:

It always seems so easy to get behind Lovren. He just seems so unaware in terms of his positioning, and his lack of any pace makes it difficult for him to recover. Something that he hasn’t improved on since he’s came to these shores.


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