“We’ve got the best attack in the world” – Fans react as Liverpool thrash Spartak Moscow 7-0

6 December 2017

Liverpool secured a place in the Champions League last 16 with an astonishing 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday evening.


Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow

Champions League Group Stage, Anfield
December 6, 2017

Goals: Coutinho 5′ 15′ 50′, Firmino 18′, Mane 47′ 76′, Salah 85′


Liverpool needed just a point to secure qualification from the group stage but a victory would ensure they finished top.

Philippe Coutinho was handed the captain’s armband as he, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum were given the nod to start in midfield, while Jordan Henderson was rested.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all started in attack as Jurgen Klopp named a strong lineup.

Captain Coutinho gave the Reds an early lead when Salah was dragged down in the box and awarded a penalty, which the skipper duly dispatched.

Liverpool were full of momentum and Coutinho quickly doubled the lead following some slick passing play.

Firmino made it 3-0 after just 18 minutes and Liverpool could easily have added more before the half-time break.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better, Mane scored an absolute screamer within minutes of the restart and Coutinho then bagged his hat-trick three minutes later.

Mane got his second shortly afterwards and Salah joined the party before full-time.

Here’s how Liverpool supporters saw Wednesday’s 7-0 win on Facebook, Twitter and our forums.

 

Fans had mixed views on the decision to make Coutinho captain…

“Cant believe its taken four months to bench Hendo. Long may it ‘Coutinho”

Niall Hogan on Facebook.

“Giving Coutinho the captaincy feels like when they gave Luis the captaincy to see if he would stay but ended up leaving anyways.”

Francisco Herrera on the forums.

 

But when he scored two early goals, fans were delighted…

 

Mane then scored that incredible goal and fans were awestruck…

 

Things got even better when Coutinho grabbed his hat-trick…

“Coutinho should be made captain permanently and he must stay!”

Yazeed Saat on Facebook.

 

So it was no surprise that fans were full of praise at full-time…

“Quality performance from the lads tonight”

Paul Sandford on Facebook.

“Jurgen the world is watching. Use this to strengthen in Jan. We can be a draw for top players. These players should be defensive ones.”

John B on the forums.

“Every Liverpool player gets a 10 rating. I can’t criticize anyone. It was a perfect game!”

Akie174 on Facebook.

“21 Champions League group stage goals and counting. English record. Get in, Redmen!”

Norse Dweller on the forums.

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