LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 27, 2018: Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Ruthless, efficient, clinical”, “Shaqiri needs serious praise” – Liverpool fans react to 4-1 win over Cardiff

Liverpool earned an impressive, hard-fought 4-1 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon, going top of the Premier League in the process.

Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff City

Premier League, Anfield
October 27, 2018

Goals: Salah 10′, Mane 66′, 87′, Shaqiri 84′; Paterson 77′

The Reds produced spells of genuine brilliance against a spirited Bluebirds outfit, on a day where the positives comfortably outweighed the negatives.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane fired the hosts into a 2-0 lead, only for Callum Paterson to end Liverpool’s long run without conceding a home league goal.

Fortunately, Xherdan Shaqiri scored a brilliant maiden effort for his new club and Mane finished off the scoring in the dying minutes.

Here’s how supporters reacted to Liverpool’s 4-1 win on social media and our forums.


Fans were resoundingly positive at full-time, with Rhian Brewster heaping praise on his team-mates…

“A win and 3 points, but lets not kid ourselves wasn’t a great performance from the team.”

Mark Doherty on Facebook.

“Odd game. Started well, scored early then failed to make dominance count. Started second half off the pace, scored a good second, conceded and then turned it on properly after that. Scoreline is comfortable but we weren’t at our best for long spells.”

Zinedine Biscan on the forums.


Shaqiri’s performance earned rave reviews, but Lallana came in for criticism…

“Shaqiri must start in front of Lallana every game. Top of the league.”

John Gardner on Facebook.

“Shaqiri a huge difference from the bench, he must play from now on as he really does free up our front 3 to do what they do best.”

Iluvatar on the forums.


Fabinho did well once again, shining alongside Gini Wijnaldum…

Fabinho was pure class tonight. Looks like a great signing.”

Trevor Hough on Facebook.


And Salah and Mane’s return to form was a major plus point…

“Good to see Salah and Mane happy”

Kelvin Read on Facebook.

“Mane’s goals were fantastic. Salah very good as well.”

Danny on the forums.

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