Ferdinand, Lucas & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool draw with Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand and Lucas Leiva both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool striker Luis Suárez scores a late leveller against Chelsea

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Luis Suárez appeared to bite Branislav Ivanovic in the second half Photo: Sky Sports

Luis Suárez was at the centre of yet another controversy after the striker appeared to bite Branislav Ivanovic as Liverpool came from behind to rescue a point against Chelsea at Anfield.

Daniel Sturridge cancelled out Oscar’s first-half effort before Eden Hazard scored from the spot to put the Blues back into the lead, but Suárez scored a leveller in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

The Uruguay international was fortunate to escape a red card after appearing to bite Ivanovic as the pair clashed in the second half.

Here is a selection of the best tweets from the professionals, past and present, to a dramatic match at Anfield on Sunday.

Blackpool striker Nathan Eccleston ‏(@NathanEccleston) is grateful to Rafael Benítez for giving him a chance at Liverpool: “Now to watch the Reds return of Rafa have to respect for all he did at Lfc and I’m personally grateful as he give me my debut! #Topman”

Coventry City striker Jordan Stewart ‏(@jordanstewart3) is impressed by Oscar’s clinical header: “Powwwwwwww! #Oscar!”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (‏@morriskid) shows his sporting side by praising Liverpool’s leveller: “Got to say that goal is top, top drawer..what a touch by Downing and then great ball from Suárez..finished well too… B*****ks!”

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong ‏(@NDJ_Official) can’t believe Suárez’s apparent bite on Ivanovic: “Did I just see Suárez having Ivanovic for dessert?”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) can’t resist a pun as the Urguayan scores a late equaliser: “Suárez in the last second. Would you believe it? Eat your heart out!”

Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) feels it was a deserved point: “Great atmosphere today and brilliant support. At the end we got the deserved goal. #ynwa”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) is soon trying to emulate Lineker: “Suárez just ate that chance up nicely!! Sturridge the #GameChanger!”

Reading striker Noel Hunt ‏(@boyhunt) can’t believe what he’s just witnessed: “WOW! How many times will he get away with doing stupid things?!! More lives than a cat!!! Hats off to Ivanovic for not reacting!!! Mentally very strong!! A lesser man would of knocked Suárez on his arse with an uppercut!”

His team-mate Jason Roberts ‏(@JasonRoberts30) remembers back to the last Suárez saga: “I wonder if LFC are printing t-shirts in support of Suárez….?”

Former United defender Gary Neville (‏@GNev2) reckons the Reds will be quick to act: “One thing to say on Suárez incident. LFC will not make the mistake they did last year on this one. The statement and apology will be quick!”

Ex-United defender Viv Anderson ‏(@Anderson_Viv) urges Suárez to reflect on his behaviour: “There is no place in football for what Suárez did today! Needs to take a serious look at himself.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (‏@IanWright03) reacts like most fans: “Luis, Luis, Luis!”

Notts County man David Cotterill (‏@cotterill_david) notes Graeme Souness’s disappointment: “Souness looks like he wants to go an beat Suárez up!! Looks an angry man!!”

Finally, former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia ‏(@LuchoGarcia14) reminds everyone that there is more to today’s win than Suárez’s bite: “And the goal arrived in the 96th minute of course, it has to be. #JFT96 Liverpool 2-chelsea 2.”

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