Dalglish, Suárez & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool thrash Swansea
Kenny Dalglish, Lucas Leiva and Luis Suárez all tweet their thoughts after Liverpool thrash Swansea 5-0 on a busy day of football
Philippe Coutinho scored his first Liverpool goal as Brendan Rodgers’ side bounced back from Thursday’s Europa League loss by thrashing Swansea 5-0 at Anfield.
In the FA Cup, Chelsea were comfortable 4-0 winners against Brentford, Manchester City won by an identical scoreline against Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium, and Wigan Athletic secured a 4-1 victory at Huddersfield Town.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order, to a hectic Sunday.
Chelsea striker Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) enjoyed his side’s FA Cup rout: “What a beautiful day at the bridge… ;-)”
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) was impressed by City: “Easy win for Man City! Good performance, in the hat for the quarter-final draw.”
Former world champion boxer and City fan Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton) enjoyed the friendly rivalry between the home side and Leeds: “Great performance from the Blues. Comfortable. But top banter from the Leeds fans. Fair play.”
City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) felt it was exactly what Roberto Mancini’s men required: “We needed a game like this – playing the ball right, with precision on the attack and without a single goal against.”
Citizens captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) thanks the supporters: “We played well and we got a nice result out of it too. Congrats to the lads and thanks to the fans! #MCFC #FACup”
While Javi Garcia (@javigarcia06) promises to keep us posted on his injury: “Great match today against #leedsunited, we go forward in the#FACup! Tomorrow I will know the status of my hamstring! Thanks!”
Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) is divided: “Watching Liverpool v Swansea.. Want Liverpool to win, but I like Swansea too because of their manager..”
No such confusion for ex-Reds manager Kenny Dalglish (@kennethdalglish), who gives us his prediction: “3-0 to Liverpool. Swansea thinking about next week. Luis double!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) puts Liverpool’s performance into perspective: “The way Swansea are going you’d think they had a big final coming up.”
But former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer (@MCATEER4) hopes the win will help come next Thursday’s Europa League tie: “Goals pay the rent!!! Great result for the boys sets us up nicely for the game Thursday.”
Stoke striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) was impressed by his former team: “What a game at Anfield. Liverpool were brilliant while Swansea were poor. They made seven changes in light of their Cup Final next weekend.”
Liverpool striker Suárez (@luis16suarez) is content: “Very happy to win and give a nice victory to the fans!! Now thinking about next game, which is very important!”
And his team-mate Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) praises his compatriot: “Great win today. Special congratulations to Coutinho on his first goal.”
Finally, former Middlesbrough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta (@GaizkaMendieta6) comments on Sunday’s forgotten game: “Huddersfield 1- 4 @LaticsOfficial proper FACup game !! Always competitive!! Congrats to Wigan!!”