LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Makes you appreciate Alisson & Van Dijk” – Liverpool fans react to League Cup defeat against Chelsea

Liverpool went out of the League Cup at the hands of Chelsea on Wednesday night, with a disappointing 2-1 loss.

Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

League Cup, Anfield
September 26, 2018

Goals: Sturridge (58′); Emerson (79′), Hazard (85′)

The Reds hosted the Blues in the third round just days before the two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday. Both sides made eight changes, showing their preference for three points in the league encounter, but defeat will still irk Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge‘s expertly-taken overhead seemingly set Jurgen Klopp‘s side on their way to victory, only for the match to change late on.

Emerson poked home from close-range to equalise – VAR was again brought into question, with Ross Barkley potentially in an offside position – before a moment of Eden Hazard magic sent Liverpool packing, in front of a subdued Anfield crowd.

Here’s how supporters reacted to Liverpool’s League Cup exit on social media and our forums.


Klopp made eight changes in total, with fans giving their thoughts on the starting lineup…

– “I can’t believe that’s our second team. We’ve come so far!!” – Nasir Ali on Facebook.

“Like the line up. Pretty much what I expected except for Milner starting instead of Hendo.” – costared on the forums.


It wasn’t exactly a vintage first-half performance, with shades of a few years ago about the Reds’ performance…

“Mane and Shaq working hard, Sturridge a couple good of chances missed and Moreno a target.” – 20ATHLONE on the forums.


Sturridge missed a sitter just seconds after the restart…

“Omg! Danny, how could you miss that sitter!” – Maria on the forums.


The striker made amends brilliantly soon after, however…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Boom, he makes up for the miss. And it comes from us actually pressing the ball in numbers again.” – Herb on the forums.


Chelsea’s late comeback stunned the hosts and supporters vented their frustration at the final whistle…

“Can honestly say I couldn’t give two hoots about the league cup. Might as well go out early if you don’t win it” – Bob Henry on Facebook.

“On the bright side we’ve got shit to argue about again” – Barnestormer on the forums.


Others focussed more on individuals, both good and bad…

“Bad game from moreno, both goals came from his side. He’s such a liability…” – Raqib Sofian on Facebook.

“The real shame is that this competition could have provided an opportunity for Shaq, Fabinho and Keita to bed into the system.” – T.C.B on the forums.

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