A quickfire double early in the second half saw Liverpool secure a thrilling 2-0 win over Chelsea and fans were duly delighted.
Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
Premier League, Anfield
April 14, 2019
Goals: Mane 51′, Salah 53′
Jurgen Klopp‘s side dominated much of the opening period but struggled to find the finishing touch needed to see their superiority reflected on the scoreboard.
The Reds would go on to keep a clean sheet and secure another three vital points in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and on our forums.
An aggressive start saw Fabinho & Keita receive mass plaudits from fans…
Fabinho has been outstanding in this first 10 minutes. Wow.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) April 14, 2019
when he's in full run, Keïta looks like he's skating
— oh you beauty (@natefc) April 14, 2019
“Fabinho just makes it look so easy. Calmness personified.”
– 7th Earl on the forums.
Keita looks so comfortable on the ball.
It's amazing how confidence can completely change a player.
— Señor (@EnRouteAnfield) April 14, 2019
Fabinho is the absolute bollocks.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) April 14, 2019
Keita has started superbly
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) April 14, 2019
Really impressed with Naby Keita so far. Confident in possession and constantly looks like making something happen. Off-the-ball work has been strong too.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 14, 2019
While Mane & Henderson’s lethal combination saw the pair hailed as they broke the deadlock…
One of the best starts to a half I’ve seen from Liverpool. Absolutely electric.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) April 14, 2019
Sadio Mane's 21st goal of the season and it's absolutely massive for #LFC. What a cross from Jordan Henderson. Anfield erupts.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) April 14, 2019
Henderson been a figure of some debate due to his position, but has had quite a positive influence on this title race. His clever header set up Salah run against Southampton, and his cool head that set up Mane here.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 14, 2019
“Henderson’s assist is magnificent.
– Mascot88 on the forums.
— LFCZA ?? (@LFCZA) April 14, 2019
Henderson. Superb. Again.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) April 14, 2019
Yes, Hendo! Yes, Mané!
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 14, 2019
I’ve slated Henderson at times this season, but he seems a man transformed back at a number 8. Seems to mentally have the bit between his teeth as well.
— Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) April 14, 2019
Salah’s stunner left many in awe as the Egyptian doubled Liverpool’s lead…
WHAT a fucking hit from Mo!
Reminds me of two immediately: Torres vs Chelsea right before he left, opposite side, absolutely arrowed in.
And Fowler vs Villa, ages ago, great drive same angle/strike.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) April 14, 2019
Salah is proper on one here. Think he may be just making a small point to those bigots and racists…#LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) April 14, 2019
Mohamed Salah has now scored as many goals for Liverpool against Chelsea (2) as he did for Chelsea against anyone.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) April 14, 2019
HOLLY SHIIIIIIIT!!!! WHAT. A. FINISH!!!
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) April 14, 2019
“FUCKING OUTRAGEOUS GOAL FROM MO!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STRIKE!!!
– Neukolln on the forums.
OH MY FUCKING GOD
— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) April 14, 2019
WHAT. A. GOAL!!!
Mohamed Salah. Madness.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 14, 2019
SALAH. He must have a foot like a traction engine. #LIVCHE
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) April 14, 2019
The most unerring left footed strike I’ve seen at Anfield since @Robbie9Fowler against Aston Villa.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) April 14, 2019
Liverpool’s sheer will to win saw the entire team receive praise…
Every single player played out of their skin there. That second half was up there with the best football Liverpool have played all season, given the circumstances. The sheer grit and determination of this side is unbelievable.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 14, 2019
Conquered the occasion. The way Henderson gave it all, the way Fabinho was everywhere, the way Anfield got behind Robertson as he fell, the way Mane comes through again, the way Salah repays the racists. Liverpool, top of the league. That was MASSIVE. #LFCdigest pic.twitter.com/rCY8JCp3Jo
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) April 14, 2019
Proud to be a red after that. Heroic 2nd half. We are going nowhere. Get in! #YNWA
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) April 14, 2019
“Outstanding performance all round. Absolutely superb from each and every one of them.”
– Ken Hurst on Facebook.
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) April 14, 2019
The football in that second-half was something else.
Every player in a Red shirt turned up and gave it their all, they know what it means.
Whatever happens, be proud of this Liverpool team. It’s only the beginning.
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) April 14, 2019
— Scott Groom (@ScottCGroom) April 14, 2019
And now there are four finals left as the Reds again pile pressure on Man City’s doorstep…
2013/14 was incredible. It will never be forgotten.
But this team now have one more point than that side got, with four to play. Phenomenal.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 14, 2019
That was a massive result for Liverpool. City now face their biggest tests in the run in, Tottenham and Man Utd. Whatever happens from here, this has been the best season in a long time. Whoever lifts the trophy, fully deserves it. #LIVCHE
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) April 14, 2019
Only just getting my breath back after Salah's goal. That was an astonishing moment.
Couldn't be putting more pressure on City if we tried – a really special effort this.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 14, 2019
Once again City throw down the gauntlet and once again we bring it down neatly on the chest and smash the shit out of it into the top corner!! COME ON THE RED MEN!!!!!!
— Neil Fitzmaurice (@Fitzyfella) April 14, 2019
Just keep rolling the ball back to them by winning our games.
— Steven Scragg (@Scraggy_74) April 14, 2019
These Reds are absolutely class, the pressure is on City now.
COME ON YOU REDS!!!!
— Jack Gill (@jacklfcgill) April 14, 2019