Garcia, Hamann & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool, Newcastle win

Luis Garcia and Dietmar Hamann both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool and Newcastle United both won on Sunday

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Philippe Coutinho created two of Daniel Sturridge's Reds goals Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Newcastle United and Norwich City both claimed vital victories on Sunday to secure their places in the Premier League next season.

The Magpies were 2-1 winners at Queens Park Rangers and the Canaries comfortably beat West Brom 4-0 at Carrow Road, while Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win against Fulham.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order after Sunday’s games.

Former Crystal Palace man Mark Bright ‏(@Mark__Bright) is impressed by Liverpool’s hat-trick hero: “More red flares at Fulham, fantastic individual goal by Daniel Sturridge, good game, end to end. Sturridge lovin the boos, just got his and Liverpool’s second goal. Mark Halsey waved away a Lucas handball moments before, pen for me!”

Ex-Fulham striker Brian McBride (‏@BMcBride20) is enjoying watching his ESPN colleague suffer watching Newcastle: “@warrenbarton2 is now biting his nails – Newcastle down to 10 men.”

Former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia (‏@LuchoGarcia14) recalls some of his favourite Reds chants: “I always liked it John Arne Riise’s song. Old times.”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) is impressed by Jonny Howson’s goal for Norwich: “Howson brings the house down at Norwich with a stunning goal.”

Ex-Norwich striker Darren Huckerby (‏@hucks6dh6) is thrilled to see the Canaries safe: “What a finish that is from Howson, fully deserved the win with a great team performance, put this season to bed! #BatterTheBaggies #ncfc”

And so is Iwan Roberts ‏(@iwanwroberts): “Delighted Ncfc safe now then two games for me at Carrow Rd #walktotheground”

While Newcastle striker Samuel Ameobi ‏(@Sammy_Ameobi) is relieved to pick up three points: “Thank God we’re safe #nufc”

And England bowler and Magpies fan Graeme Swann ‏(@Swannyg66) is delighted: “Oh Collocini you are the love of my life, oh Collocini I’d let you…….etc etc. #howaythelads”

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul ‏(@TimKrul) is thrilled: “Happy days 3 points .. #NUFC”

England batsman Paul Collingwood ‏(@Colly622) hopes Arsenal can do Sunderland a favour: “It’s squeaky bum time for Sunderland. Come on you gunners, make @piersmorgan proud of you on Tuesday #welovewenger #safc #help”

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) praises Sturridge: “Great start to Sturridge’s LFC career, will make a big difference having him from the start of the season next year.”

Ex-Reds forward Neil Mellor ‏(@NeilMellor33) particularly enjoyed the third goal: “Got to watch the pass tonight from Coutinho for Sturridge third goal! Defence splitting, vision, class!! #LFC.”

And finally, Newcastle defender Danny Simpson ‏(@dannysimpson) thanks the supporters: “Great result for the team today. Thanks to all the fans who have stuck with us and supported us all this season and especially myself so thanks.”

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