Bale, Carragher and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool lose in Madrid

Jamie Carragher and Jose Enrique tweet their thoughts as Liverpool suffer a 1-0 loss

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Gareth Bale and Rio Ferdinand Photo: Gareth Bale/Twitter

Liverpool suffered a further blow in their bid to reach the Champions League knockout stage after a 1-0 loss at Real Madrid.

France international Karim Benzema scored a first-half winner as Brendan Rodgers played a second-string side at the Bernabeu.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as the Reds are left trailing second-placed Basel by three points in Group B.

Liverpool legend Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen): “Clear sign that Rodgers has an eye on the weekend. He won’t admit it but he has picked a team knowing that if it goes wrong he can keep morale high having rested a few. Big chance for a few players to shine on the biggest stage.”

Former Liverpool striker Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) thought the Reds played well: “Another great night of footy. Liverpool done well. Madrid only in 3rd gear tho. Jools Holland time. Night folks”

Ex-Tottenham striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) can understand the reasoning behind Rodgers’s selection of fringe players: “Rodgers intimating that many of his players were dropped for being awful at Newcastle rather than being rested. If that’s true, fair enough.”

Ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) is actually happy to lose to Madrid by a single goal: “1st time in my life I’m happy with a 1-0 defeat!!bring on chelski.”

Madrid forward Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) catches up with Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand: “Good to see @rioferdy5 and everyone at @btsport after a great night qualifying for the last 16!”

Finally, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) praises the Reds’s veteran centre-half: “Thought Kolo Toure was very good tonight.”

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