Babel, Aldridge and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool lose to West Ham
Ryan Babel and John Aldridge takes to Twitter after Liverpool suffer a shock 3-0 defeat by West Ham United
Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season after a surprise 3-0 defeat by West Ham United at Anfield.
The Reds fell behind after Manuel Lanzini converted Aaron Creswell’s cross past Simon Mignolet before Mark Noble added a second before half-time.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers introduced Danny Ings in the second half before Philippe Coutinho was sent off, while Noble received his marching orders shortly after.
But Diafra Sakho sealed a memorable 3-0 victory for the Hammers, and here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction to humiliating result for the east London side.
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel settles down to watch the game:
Good Luck #LFC
— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) August 29, 2015
Spurs legend Gary Lineker is surprised to see the Hammers take a 2-0 lead at Anfield:
Blimey! West Ham are 2 up at Liverpool.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 29, 2015
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot highlights the muted atmosphere:
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) August 29, 2015
Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh cheekily suggests a certain Italian could do a job for Liverpool:
See what happens when you lose a player like Balotelli….
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 29, 2015
Retired Liverpool striker John Aldridge isn’t impressed with the refereeing on show:
Game over!terrible referee decision!clumsy that's all it was.West Ham don't need the ref!its too comfortable without him helping them!!
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) August 29, 2015
And former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham agrees with the ex-Liverpool striker:
Ref at LFC v WHUFC not having a good game. WHUFC Noble now sent off. Never a red. Noble fouled initially then sent off @talksportmdl
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) August 29, 2015