BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the second goal against Burton Albion with team-mate Adam Lallana during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Impressively professional display“ – Liverpool fans react to 5-0 Burton Albion rout

Liverpool kicked-off their quest for League Cup glory with a 5-0 drubbing of Championship side Burton Albion on Tuesday night. We round-up the best social media reaction.

Jurgen Klopp’s extremely strong Reds produced the professional performance and clinical finishing needed to see off the Brewers and seal their place in round three.

A clever finish from Divock Origi after brilliant play from man-of-the-match Sadio Mane put the Reds ahead 15 minutes in, before Roberto Firmino notched a second with a bullet header from Nathaniel Clyne cross, to give the Reds a 2-0 half-time advantage.

Klopp’s side added a deserved gloss to the score-line after the break, with an own-goal from Tom Naylor making it 3-0, before a sharp five-minute brace from substitute Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring in a second period that worryingly saw Emre Can and Divock Origi pick up, hopefully, minor injuries.

It was a much-improved display from the Reds, re-establishing an element of confidence ahead of Saturday’s tough trip to Tottenham.

Here’s how social media reacted to the thrashing.


Red Ecstacyon the forum wrote:

Very happy for this game! Brings back confidence. Mane is amazing!!! Loved the two goals from Sturridge too.It’s good to see our strikers scoring goals.

Celtic Dragon on the forum wrote:

Good win, Championship side or not. Just the medicine we needed after Burnley. Puts us decisevly into the third round.



SirBillShankly wrote on the forum:

Fantastic performance.

Mane on a different planet, clearest MOTM in the history of TIA.

Hope in your heart on the forum wrote:

That’s how you set up a collective pattern of scoring goals and not conceding. Good performance from all lads, well done!

Scott Jones on the forum wrote:

Needed good result and got one,hopefully Origi is all good as with him and Mane were different class chuck in Sturridge goals and a stress free watch as well, roll on the weekend.

Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool

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