SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Tuesday, December 10, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates afterfinal UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena. Liverpoolwon 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“A performance of European champions” – Fans react as Liverpool reach last 16

Liverpool safely progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Salzburg, and fans were duly delighted with the performance.

Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool

Champions League, Red Bull Arena
December 10, 2019

Goals: Keita 57′, Salah 58′

The task was clear for the Reds upon their journey to Austria; return to Merseyside unbeaten and the last 16 of the Champions League beckoned. And it was a job well done for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.

An open first half paved the way for both sides to pepper the goal and test the opposing ‘keeper, but neither could land a meaningful blow – with Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all coming close for the Reds.

But as they consistently have throughout the season to date, the Reds found a way and scored twice in as many minutes as Keita and Salah both finished off sumptuous passages of play.

The Reds would go on to control proceedings and see the game out, a result which sees them qualify for the last 16 as group winners.

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


There was widespread incredulity over the first half ending goalless, with nerves aplenty…

“This game is bonkers and potentially bad for the heart.”

Fullmetal on the forums.


And Salah had frustrated before elating the masses with a ridiculous goal from a tight angle…

“Salah misses 5 sitters and then scores from an fucking impossible angle. Fucking get in.”

indianscouser on the forums.


There was plenty of praise to go around, with the makers & finishers also heralded for their performances…

“Mane is the best attacker in the world right now.”

indianscouser on the forums.


Overall, fans were in awe of the reigning European champions as they continue their pursuit towards more silverware…

“Never seen more professional display than this, the character this team has is unbelievable.”

Abdi Salat on Facebook.