“Sakho at a different level tonight” – Fans react to Liverpool’s Europa triumph over Man United

17 March 2016

A comprehensive display from Liverpool over two legs secured a 3-1 aggregate win over Man United, and a place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates after knocking out Manchester United 3-1 on aggregate (1-1 on the night) during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite an early scare following Anthony Martial’s penalty, Liverpool were in control for much of the night, as they sealed a priceless win over United at Old Trafford.

A moment of magic from Philippe Coutinho gave the Reds a vital away goal before the break, then playing out a drab second half as Louis van Gaal’s side were sapped of motivation.

It was an outstanding display by Liverpool over both legs, matched by the passionate support of the Kop both home and away.

Here’s how supporters reacted to this Europa League triumph on social media.

Many focussed on a superb all-round display from Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds…

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While there was plenty of praise for Mamadou Sakho and Emre Can in particular…

“Can and Sakho absolute titans tonight.”
ubermick on the forums.

“Sakho should be captain a real boss tonight, incredible performance…
Can played awesome too.
Lovren again was very good.
Milner put a shift in..
We should have scored a lot more.”
jimbo on the forums.

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This was also extended to Klopp, who has taken Liverpool to their first European quarter-final in six years…

While some simply lapped up a glorious victory…

“Buzzing we’re through to the next round, can’t wait to see who we draw in the quarters.”
LFCBodger on the forums.

“YNWA ringing around Old Trafford. No sweeter sound!”
Danny_ on the forums.


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