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:
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) August 9, 2015
Rodney Marsh was not convinced by what he saw early on from the visitors:
Liverpool not firing on all cylinders yet. Stoke, well they're Stoke. 0-0 HT….
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 9, 2015
John Aldridge gives his take after the first half at the Britannia:
1 positive of the 1st half is that benteke has won every header!something we havnt had for ages, good to see,from a strikers point of view.
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) August 9, 2015
Gary Lineker keeps himself entertained as a dull game continues:
By chance, is there any chance of a chance? No chance, I suspect!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 9, 2015
Matt Le Tissier is impressed by Coutinho’s winner:
Wow! Now thats a strike. Tho keeper might be a bit disappointed
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) August 9, 2015
Troy Townsend is equally happy to see the deadlock broken:
Oh Coutinho, how to wake everyone up on this sunny afternoon.
— Troy Townsend (@Towno10) August 9, 2015
Liverpool chief John Henry’s wife Linda is pleased:
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) August 9, 2015
Phil Thompson is a happy chap:
Great result,great start,Coutinho the little magician
— Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) August 9, 2015
And that just leaves Liverpool legend Ian Rush to have the final say:
Positive start @LFC 👍
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) August 9, 2015