Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool
Premier League, Riverside Stadium
December 14, 2016
Lallana 30′ (assist – Clyne)
Origi 60′ (assist – Lallana)
Lallana 69′ (assist – Origi)
The Reds had not won in their last seven fixtures at Middlesbrough but put that statistic to bed by producing a sensational second-half display.
Simon Mignolet came back into the starting lineup, replacing Loris Karius, while Dejan Lovren started in defence despite concerns he would not be fit—but Joel Matip was not included in the squad, so Ragnar Klavan took his place at centre-back.
It was Adam Lallana who broke the deadlock once again in the first half, just as he had on Sunday.
Liverpool were in outstanding form in the second half and Lallana quickly added a third goal in the 69th minute to extend the Reds’ lead.
Here are some of the best reactions from Liverpool fans throughout the game.
There was controversy surrounding the decision to drop Karius…
Get behind Migs.
Stay behind Karius – he needs to maintain belief that he will come good.
— Brian Durand (@BrianDurand56) December 14, 2016
This is Klopp protecting Karius not dropping him. He's right to take him out of the media spotlight, he will bounce back. #LFC
— Ryan Johnston (@politicsinnit) December 14, 2016
Lallana’s goal came as a relief in the first half…
Lallana is a class act
— Nate (@NateGuildea) December 14, 2016
Origi’s goal sent fans into a buzz of excitement…
That was like watching Barcelona #LFC
— Gmoz (@Gmoz73) December 14, 2016
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 14, 2016
That's a quite brilliant move & goal by #LFC – Lallana is influencing this side in the same way as Coutinho at his best!
— Si Steers (@sisteers) December 14, 2016
Lallana was outstanding and he added a second goal to his display on 69 minutes…
LALLANA! YOU ARE AMAZING. WELCOME BACK!!!! #LFC
— Raymond Fish (@MrRaymondFish) December 14, 2016
— Greg Wade (@Moseswade) December 14, 2016
Liverpool secured a very impressive 3-0 victory and fans reacted in celebration at full-time…
Great win for #LFC!!!Adam Lallana the star tonight and this sets us up perfectly for the Merseyside derby on Monday.
— Navin Babu (@NavinRB) December 14, 2016
Great performance that…. happy days ?? #LFC
— Phe (@Pheo7) December 14, 2016
Great win tonight, 2nd in league and Everton on Monday. Happy to be #LFC fan ?
— marc caswill (@MCaswill) December 14, 2016
— Klopp's daughter ? (@Londi_k) December 14, 2016
Great response from the Reds tonight, Mane and Lallana ???? Flying going into the Derby, Up The Reds ??
— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) December 14, 2016
— Paul Snowdon (@67Snowy) December 14, 2016
That's a massive result with Arsenal dropping points last night.
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) December 14, 2016
Brilliant performance that. Difficult away game, yet we controlled the game and put them to the sword.
— Jason Roberts (@Ja5onRoberts) December 14, 2016