Balotelli, Gerrard & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool thrash Spurs
Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard take to social media following Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur
Brendan Rodgers triumphed on his 100th game in charge of Liverpool as the Reds were emphatic 3-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
England international Raheem Sterling gave the visitors an eighth-minute lead and Steven Gerrard doubled their lead four minutes after half-time before Alberto Moreno sealed three points with half hour remaining.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Liverpool’s win in north London.
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is impressed by the quality of the Reds’s opener: “What a goal that was. #Liverpool”
Norwich defender Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) reckons Sterling is Roy Hodgson’s best prospect: “Biggest talent in English football right now! Raheem Sterling”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) gives his thoughts on Moreno and the performance of his former club: “Wow! Moreno been excellent all day aggressive quick and a goal. Did well at City besides the mistake. Flanno last year now the new left back… Could be the best left back Lfc have had since the treble season!!!… Good start for both clubs 6 points out of 9. Lfc got two tough away games out the way early.”
Captain Steven Gerrard (@stevengerrard) hails his team-mates: “Great win for the boys #teamwork”
Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) doesn’t feel the Reds should be discounted from the title race: “Don’t underestimate this Liverpool sides chances, especially under the shrewd, tactically astute leadership of Brendan Rodgers.”
Man-of-the-match Raheem Sterling (@sterling31) is thrilled to sign off with three points: “Great win now off to international duty”
Ex-Reds striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) is really happy to see Liverpool keep a rare clean sheet: “Well deserved Liverpool victory today after a superb team display.A welcome clean sheet and so dangerous going forward with pace and quality”
Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans (@Roy_Evo) is pleased with how the Reds’s defence is shaping up: “Lovren really impressive and will get better,loved the two full backs aggressive pacey get forward get back to defend promising talents”
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) is unsurprisingly delighted with the shut-out: “Great battling team performance today! #threepoints #cleansheet #hardwork #YNWA”
Reds striker Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) reckons that was a more Liverpool-like performance after last Monday’s loss at The Etihad: “Now were cooking!!! Well done boys!! Love that man. Great result!! Now off to England camp. Much love.… ”
Liverpool’s £16m signing Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) enjoyed his debut: “Great win! Wonderful experience to play my first match in Liverpool FC shirt #Honor fans were fantastic, travel safe back home #LFC #YNWA”
Finally, Reds legend John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) reckons Moreno could be the new Steve Nicol: “It was very very nice to get a clean sheet.Lovren looked excellent.Moreno will be our best L Back since the great Stevie nicol!”