Rush, Thompson and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Stoke City

Ian Rush and Phil Thompson were among the tweeters as Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 in their Premier League opener

Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant late goal handed Liverpool a 1-0 victory in their Premier League opener against Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium on Sunday.

With a largely uninspiring game seemingly heading for a goalless draw, the Brazilian playmaker smashed home in the 86th minute to hand Brendan Rodgers’ men a winning start.

The result was in stark contrast to their 6-1 reversal at the hands of the Potters on the final day of last season.

And the Liverpool win inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter following the final whistle. Here are some of our favourite updates.

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki tweeted her support early on:

Rodney Marsh was not convinced by what he saw early on from the visitors:

John Aldridge gives his take after the first half at the Britannia:

Gary Lineker keeps himself entertained as a dull game continues:

Matt Le Tissier is impressed by Coutinho’s winner:

Troy Townsend is equally happy to see the deadlock broken:

Liverpool chief John Henry’s wife Linda is pleased:

Phil Thompson is a happy chap:

And that just leaves Liverpool legend Ian Rush to have the final say:

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