Liverpool were in sensational form as they romped to a 5-1 win away to Brighton on Saturday afternoon, leaving the travelling Kop in raptures.
Brighton 1-5 Liverpool
Premier League, Amex Stadium
December 2, 2017
Goals: Murray (pen) 51′; Can 30′, Firmino 31′, 48′, Coutinho 87′, Dunk (OG) 89′
Following their convincing 3-1 win away to Stoke City on Wednesday night, the Reds produced a stunning performance to take all three points on the south coast.
Klopp made a series of changes to his starting lineup, including a makeshift back three of Can, Dejan Lovren and Georginio Wijnaldum, and was rewarded with a fine display only hampered by a questionable penalty call.
Here’s how supporters saw Liverpool’s 5-1 win in East Sussex on Facebook, Twitter and our forums.
Coutinho came in for considerable praise…
This is one of Coutinho's finest ever performances for Liverpool. Levels above anyone else on the pitch. An absolute masterclass.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 2, 2017
Man, we should savour every moment of watching Philippe Coutinho play for Liverpool. Some of those turns in the first half were delightful.
— Glenn Price (@GlennPrice94) December 2, 2017
Coutinho brilliant today, deserved those goals. 5 wins in last 6 in the league, excellent run
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) December 2, 2017
“Coutinho really is quite good at this football thing isn’t he?”
– shankly96 on the forums.
Fantastic win. Coutinho's performance today was just ridiculous. Best individual display of the season for us?
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 2, 2017
Philippe Coutinho has a goal or assist every 62 minutes in the Premier League this season. He’s a midfielder…
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) December 2, 2017
Coutinho has oozed class today. Had a big hand to play in both of Firmino's goals before producing a lovely free-kick. It's clear why such a fuss was made about him this summer.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 2, 2017
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) December 2, 2017
Klopp’s rotation was widely lauded…
No manager in the top 6 can do what Klopp is doing here. Beyond a miracle at times. Currently in the top 4 with a Championship quality defence. No cheque-book, just real management. I rate this man so, so highly.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) December 2, 2017
Got to give Klopp a lot of credit for recent weeks, kept the team fresh, changed systems and player have slotted in seamlessly. Made a few tricky fixtures look like light work
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) December 2, 2017
“Who’d of guessed playing 2 midfielders in defence would be better than the normal CBs?”
– Gooden Large on Facebook.
They say our defence isn’t good enough so Klopp decides to put Can and Wijnaldum in our defence and we win 5-1 playing away with the one goal conceded being a penalty. ? pic.twitter.com/zCBJOfIUVO
— – (@EnRouteAnfield) December 2, 2017
Play a back 3 of Lovren, Wijnaldum and Emre Can….win 5-1 away pic.twitter.com/EXZwuv5NkJ
— John Bradley (@jbradleymedia) December 2, 2017
And Liverpool’s display was deemed “truly excellent”…
Not bad Reds Not bad ?????
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) December 2, 2017
“Knew we would bang this bunch.
Never in doubt.”
– 7th Earl on the forums.
That was a nonsense game in the best way. Not sure it means anything in the larger picture but hey, good times and 5-1 in the books.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) December 2, 2017
Truly formidable display from Liverpool today. Firmino, Coutinho, Can, Alexander-Arnold all excellent. Such an important time to win too. ??
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 2, 2017
Some result that for a makeshift side. Great stuff. Anyone that complains after that is a twat. Up the Reds.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) December 2, 2017
“I thought Brighton didn’t concede hardly any goals at home? Now they’ve faced a proper boss team and they’ve been well and truly spanked.
No Salah goals and we still bang in 5.”
– SirBillShankly on the forums.
A truly excellent response from Klopp and the side post Spurs, who we now sit 4 points clear of.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) December 2, 2017
4 points clear of Tottenham, but we’re crap and they’re amazing, right? ?
— Erin Mc (@ErinNYC75) December 2, 2017
— Paul (Maych) Machin (@ThePaulMachin) December 2, 2017