LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 4, 2019: Liverpool's Joel Matip celebrates scoring the first equalising goal with team-mate Virgil van Dijk during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Still bloody good at football”, “bring on Norwich” – Liverpool fans react to Community Shield defeat

Liverpool fell to a 5-4 defeat on penalties against Man City in the Community Shield, but fans felt there were still a lot of positives to take from the game.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City (4-5 on pens)

Community Shield, Wembley
August 4, 2019

Goals: Matip 77′; Sterling 12′

The Reds’ first sight of silverware this season awaited at Wembley, where Jurgen Klopp fielded his strongest possible side ahead of the league opener on Friday.

Liverpool found themselves behind on the scoreboard early in proceedings through a familiar face in Raheem Sterling, with the Reds struggling to find their rhythm in the first half.

Klopp’s side emerged from the interval the much better side, however, and after both Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah hit the post, Joel Matip was the one to get them back on level terms after nodding home from close range through an expertly worked set-piece.

Despite having a multitude of chances to seal the win in 90 minutes the game was decided by a penalty shootout, with Gini Wijnaldum the only player to see his effort saved to hand City the victory.

Here’s how fans reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and on the This Is Anfield forums.


Bobby & Mo were lauded after hitting the ground running…

“Jesus Bobby’s ball control is unreal.”

Joe Gomez x on the forums.


After a poor first half the Reds responded emphatically in the second…

“It was coming…def the better team second half.”

theres always tommorrow on the forums.


Although the sight of goal-line clearances from City is becoming too much to bear…


Many felt the Reds should have prevailed in the 90, but optimism remained high…

“Deserved to win but didn’t oh well let them have this ONE. We’ll take the next 6 trophies.”

MarlboroMan on the forums.