The Blues had taken the lead through Samuel Eto’o in the first half before Connor Wickham levelled before the break, with on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini scoring the winner from the spot with eight minutes remaining.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to the Premier League’s latest twist.
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) feels Ramires is lucky to be on the pitch: “Not quite sure how Ramires got away with that. Lucky to remain on the pitch.”
Former Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) can’t understand how Mike Dean missed Ramires’s foul: “How Ramirez isn’t sent off is beyond me and more importantly how did the ref not see it. Will things get evened out this half in SAFC favour.”
Ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) feels for those suffering Reds fans: “#LFC fans, hows your pucker?”
Former Reds striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) feels Liverpool have played some of the league’s best football: “Liverpool have been superb this season as a team together and a joy to watch playing attractive, attacking football. Not over yet but almost!”
Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) reckons it is fated to be Liverpool’s season: “It is Unbelievable that @Chelseafc lost today. Makes me believe more and more it’s destiny that @LFC is going win the championship in England.”
Liverpool legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) believes the Black Cats will be the toast of Merseyside: “Sunderland have not only given themselves a right chance of surviving but have also, in the space of 4 days, become every Liverpool fans second favourite team. Merseyside will be bouncing tonight!”
Ex-Liverpool manager Roy Evans ([email protected]_Evo) warns the Reds that they MUST win on Sunday: “What a bonus but only if we capitalise against Norwich tomorrow It shows you can’t take anything for granted.Need the same desire again.”
Where has former England batsman and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen (@KP24)?: “What did Mike Dean do in the @chelseafc game? He’s copping a fair bit…”
Liverpool comedian John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) shows his funny side: “After this week Gus Poyet should get a pay rise for being the best assistant Brendan Rogers has ever had #mackem=scousers!!!”
Finally, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour ([email protected]) tweets his thoughts: “Wow what a result for sunderland. Liverpool one hand on that trophy #premierleague”
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