“Job done, winning habit” – Liverpool fans react to 2-1 victory over Bordeaux

Liverpool fans breathed a big sigh of relief as the Reds battled past Bordeaux at Anfield on Thursday night to book a place in the Europa League Round of 32.

European Football - UEFA Europa League - Group Stage Group B - Liverpool FC v FC Girondins de Bordeaux

After Simon Mignolet had given away an indirect free-kick for holding onto the ball for over 20 seconds, and subsequently conceding Henri Saivet’s opener, a penalty from James Milner and a stunning Christian Benteke strike turned things round before half time.

Despite some nervy moments late on Liverpool held onto their lead and have qualified with one game left to play in the Europa League group stage.

The Reds can clinch top spot when they visit Sion on Thursday, 10th December.

Attentions domestically now turn to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Swansea City at Anfield.

There were several big talking points from the victory over Bordeaux – from Mignolet’s lack of concentration, to Benteke’s strike and Jurgen Klopp‘s animation on the touchlines.

Let us know your thoughts on the win in the comments section below, or tweet us @thisisanfield:

Kinny Riddle in the This Is Anfield Forums:

Klopp’s first Euro Anfield win – check. Next up, his first Premier League Anfield win. In order to build Anfield up as a fortress, the players will have to build up the mental fortitude for it, today is a start. Hopefully we can have more comfortable home wins as confidence builds up over the months.

norwegian wood in the This Is Anfield Forums:

Hardly a classic, but with the schedule we have now the next 2-3 weeks I can’t say I’m too bothered. Just wanted the three points tonight, and we got them.

Should be able to go to Sion now and get the point we need to win the group, without going full speed. A similar performance to Rubin away should do the trick.


Earlier in the evening it was revealed that Daniel Sturridge has sustained a new foot injury — read fans’ reaction to the news here.