GENK, BELGIUM - Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mate Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC at the KRC Genk Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Turned a potentially tricky one into a rout” – Liverpool fans react to 4-1 win at Genk

Liverpool secured a valuable 4-1 win on the road against Genk in the Champions League, and there was plenty of praise for the midfield.

Genk 1-4 Liverpool

Champions League, Luminus Arena
October 23, 2019

Goals: Odey 88′; Oxalde-Chamberlain 2’, 57’, Mane 77’, Salah 87′

The Reds travelled to Belgium for their third Champions League outing this season, searching for a valuable away win in the competition.

And Jurgen Klopp’s side wasted little time in moving a step closer to achieving their goal as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was on hand to notch his first goal since April 2018, with a drilled effort with less than two minutes on the clock.

He then doubled his tally in scintillating fashion in the second half after a stunning finish with the outside of his boot off the underside of the crossbar.

And Genk looked to pose questions to Liverpool’s defence throughout and they netted a late consolation goal through Stephen Odey, but not before both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had extended the Reds’ lead to a four-goal buffer.

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


Ox received widespread admiration as his brace inspired the Reds to victory…

“Goals from midfield is something we need to add more of, Gini and Milner get a few but Ox is that goal threat we can lack at times for sure.”

T.C.B on the forums


And the highly anticipated midfield trio of Fabinho, Keita & Ox received plaudits and showed off the options at Klopp’s disposal…

“Can’t imagine a midfield without Fabinho anymore. So integral and so brilliant, so difficult to go past him.”

Incognito on the forums.


Meanwhile, fans were of the view that the attack and defence had somewhat contrasting nights…

“Doesn’t really matter but we should be keeping more clean sheets.”

T.C.B on the forums


Despite a mixed performance, there was delight all around as the Reds secured a valuable win on the road…

“Got the job done. Great hit by Ox.
Mane and Salah had spark!!
3 points and a crucial win.
Voted Milner for man of the match. Worth his weight in gold.”

indianscouser on the forums.