Coutinho, Lucas & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Sunderland

Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool beat Sunderland 3-1 at Stadium of Light

Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Luis Suárez / Facebook

Luis Suárez scored twice on his return to Premier League action as Liverpool were 3-1 winners against Sunderland at Stadium of Light.

The Uruguay scored either side of half-time on his return from a 10-game suspension after Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring as he netted his fifth Premier League goal of the season.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Liverpool’s 3-1 win.

Injured Liverpool midfielder Philipe Coutinho ‏(@Phil_Coutinho) is glued to his television: “Come on Reeeds!!!!”

Reds legend Robbie Fowler (‏@Robbie9Fowler) appreciates Steven Gerrard’s pass and Sturridge’s assist for the second: “What a ball by the captain… Ball, touch……. Finish.”

Manchester City defender Micah Richards ‏(@MicahRichards) is thrilled to see his former team-mate in good form: “@D_Sturridge is on flames again!”

Ex-Reading striker Jason Roberts (‏@JasonRoberts30) likes the look of Liverpool’s side: “Credit to Rodgers for attempting to find a balance to play with two genuine strikers.. They are repaying him today…”

Out-of-action Reds defender Glen Johnson (‏@glen_johnson) is a happy customer at half-time with his side 2-0 up: “Got to be happy with 2 nil at half time. First goal maybe handball but even still it would only even out the beach ball incident #3PointsPlz”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) hails Sturridge after the striker’s role in Liverpool’s third: “That’s top class from #Sturridge”

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (‏@IAMFRIMPONG26) is impressed with Liverpool’s attacking options: “Sturridge and Suárez combination looks frightening.”

Ex-Hull City midfielder George Boateng ‏(@george1boateng) backs Sunderland to improve on this showing: “Well battled @SAFCofficial and they need to keep that hard-working spirit, the front two of @LFC are different class. Welcome back @luis16suarez.”

More from Johnson ‏(@glen_johnson): “Great three points. Good to be back on track and roll on next week. #GoodJobLads”

Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson (‏@Phil_Thompson4) hails Sturridge and Suárez: “SaS on fire today great result for the Reds, also thought Sakho had a great game.”

Ex-Sunderland midfieder Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) is hoping to see the Black Cats impress: “Seen some promising signs from Sunderland today..!!! Know it wasn’t the result we wanted but they will come.. #KeepTheFaith #safc #bally”

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner ‏(@CraigGards8) is disappointed with the loss: “Absolutely gutted we never got nothing out of that game. The fans were class again #keepthefaith were all together xx”

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva ‏(@LucasLeiva87) hails the ladies side who won the Womens’ Super League: “Congratulations @NRolser @SchroderCorina and all the rest of @mattbeard02’s LFC Ladies team. League Champions!! Great achievement!”

Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) heaps praise on Liverpool: “Good result for LFC…Sturridge and Suárez linking up well. Skrtel immense at the back. Sunderland showed great character and will win soon.”

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