Sturridge, Neville and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool peg back Chelsea
Daniel Sturridge and Gary Neville tweet their thoughts as Liverpool draw 1-1 with Chelsea
Raheem Sterling’s brilliant second-half strike left Liverpool’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea finely balanced ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.
The England international cancelled out Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty, before Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denied Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana in the final half-hour of the cup tie.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a thrilling League Cup encounter.
Birmingham forward David Cotterill (@cotterill_david) reckons Chelsea will canter to victory after Hazard’s penalty: “Chelsea will win this game 3-0 #leaguecupsemifinal”
Manchester United legend Gary Neville (@GNev2) can’t resist a sly dig at his Sky Sports colleague, Jamie Carragher: “Clumsy those number 23’s for Liverpool!”
Before partaking in some serious punditry: “RT ‘@GeoffShreeves: @GNev2 Pen or not?’ Soft but yes. Wrong side and its clumsy”
Former Reds full-back Rob Jones (@RobjonesLFC2) urges Liverpool to keep up the tempo: “Great start from @LFC …. Must keep the momentum going, especially as we are a goal down #YNWA”
Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) wants the Reds to pepper Thibaut Courtois’ area with crosses: “Lfc need crosses in the box can’t go through the middle the two units in front of JT and Cahill”
Liverpool legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) reckons Chelsea will win the Anfield leg: “Decent game at Anfield. No doubt about the pen. Chelsea have Liverpool where they want them. Defend in numbers and counter attack will be the plan in this second half.”
Former Reds striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) hails Liverpool star Sterling: “He’s not tired tonight!! Rahhheeeeem!!”
Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons Sterling has earned another holiday after his brilliant equaliser: “Absolutely stunning goal from Sterling. Give that lad a holiday!”
Liverpool cult hero Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14): “Reds gets the equaliser. Sterling’s speed it’s crazy. Reds 1- Chelsea 1 #YNWA”
Former Republic of Ireland striker Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton) reckons the Reds are back to their best: “Great game of football that joy to watch Liverpool tempo was a joke. That was Liverpool of last season”
Finally, injured Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) approves of his team-mates’ performance: “Team looked class tonight!!”