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Media and Liverpool fans react to Coutinho magic and late win over Stoke

Following Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Stoke City on Sunday, we round-up the best of the social media reaction during and after the game.

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an ugly, ugly game at the Britannia Stadium, but late victories like that feel so sweet. Especially when they come against teams as pesky as Stoke.

Philippe Coutinho‘s sensational late strike proved to be the difference between the two sides, on a day when a draw was probably fair.

There weren’t many standout performers, although Dejan Lovren‘s performance at centre-back was certainly a reason for positivity.

Here is how social media reacted to Liverpool’s opening weekend victory:

‘Hope in your heart’ on the forum:

The perfect result for a new season beginning. Great goal from Coutinho as well. Happy days! :-)

‘ptt’ on the forum:

How to win the league: Play badly and win 1-0. Job done, next.

https://twitter.com/MostarLFC/status/630423098966196224

https://twitter.com/stephenmcgarty/status/630419572798136320

https://twitter.com/beccaparry10/status/630419525033459712

‘Yo55arian22’ on the forum:

Dull game, but a good result. We’re already 3 points ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham, and 2 ahead of Chelsea.

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

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