LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26, 2018: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mate Virgil van Dijk (L) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Playing with supreme belief”, “what a transformation” – Liverpool fans react to 4-0 victory over Newcastle

Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day, as their lead at the top of the Premier League jumped to six points.

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle

Premier League, Anfield
Boxing Day, 2018

Goals: Lovren (11′), Salah pen (48′), Shaqiri (79′), Fabinho (85′)

The Reds enjoyed a comfortable Boxing Day stroll against former boss Rafa Benitez, on a day when Man City were also beaten by Leicester City.

Dejan Lovren‘s screamer opened the scoring and Mohamed Salah‘s doubled Liverpool’s lead from the penalty spot early in the second-half.

Xherdan Shaqiri got in on the act from close-range, before Fabinho‘s first goal for the Reds completed the scoring late on.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.


Lovren’s superb strike earned plenty of acclaim…

“That was a heck of a finish. Thing is, now get ready for the Lovren stepovers. He’ll be well up for it.” – El Dorado on the forums.


Fans gave their half-time assessment, with positives outweighing negatives…

“Firmino having a bad game, need a sub.” – Aaron Chen on Facebook.

“I would’ve took half time 1-0 lead. We should’ve run off the turkey by now so prepare for a better second-half.” – Scott Jones on the forums.


Supporters couldn’t believe Liverpool were actually awarded a home league penalty…


Fabinho’s first-ever Reds goal was met with great joy…

4-0 Yes!” – yiannos33 on the forums.


Jubilant scenes met the City result…

Man City have lost. Oh my!!” – Paula McLachlan on Facebook.

Man City in meltdown then, they had too much excess over Christmas.” – Maria on the forums.


Liverpool’s current brilliance was universally praised…

“Going well boys keep up the hard work and continue to play for one another. Proud of your efforts.” – John West on Facebook.

“Great result and the table looks fantastic!” – Semmy on the forums.

Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments section.

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