Fowler, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool put six past Newcastle
Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool put six goals past Newcastle United at St James' Park
Daniel Sturridge scored twice to fill the void left by Luis Suarez and fire Liverpool to a 6-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Daniel Agger made the breakthrough in the third minute with a header into the top corner before Jordan Henderson scored his first goal in the 17th minute.
Sturridge scored two in the space of six second-half minutes to seal the win, with substitute Fabio Borini and Henderson both netting late strikes.
Here is a selection of our favourites tweets from the professionals, past and present, after the Reds secured a famous win at Newcastle.
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) is impressed by Coutinho’s pass: “Wow what a ball by Coutinho …game over!”
Sunderland midfielder Michael Gray (@mickygray33) is revelling in Newcastle’s misery: “FOUR NIL…. It’s turning into a rout… Liverpool are flying…!!! #PremierLeague”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) reckons the Reds aren’t missing Suarez after they net their fourth: “Liverpool appear not to be missing a certain centre forward!”
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) is thrilled with Coutinho’s impact: “Feared the worst when I saw coutinho v west brom(debut).but looks to be a real player #thevision!”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) replies to Fowler: “@Robbie9Fowler Think he’ll be great whilst its warm. Championship won in the rain and snow of Oct-Feb. You think he’ll fancy that?”
Before adding: “What’s happening up at Newcastle? That shouldn’t happen at SJP! 5-0 WOW! Cannot see the Geordie nation putting up with results like this for much longer…”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) says Shearer is pulling his hair out: Alan Shearer is currently pulling his hair out!!
Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) hails Coutinho’s performance: “Glad I recorded Liverpool highlights cos be watching that Coutinho display a few times!! Amazing display of how to unlock a defence! #LFC”
QPR midfielder Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) is impressed by Coutinho: “Phillipe Coutinho is an absolute baller! #fact”
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) gives his thoughts on the match: “Just caught the end of the Newcastle v Liverpool match. I’m sure Newcastle will be ok. Just hope today’s goal difference doesn’t cost them. Liverpool very impressive despite being without their best two players. Huge Derby game to come!”