Sturridge, Ferdinand and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Bournemouth
Daniel Sturridge and Rio Ferdinand take to Twitter after Liverpool beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield on Monday night
Christian Benteke opened his account for his new side as Liverpool claimed a controversial and hard-fought victory over Premiership new boys Bournemouth.
The visitors had their first goal in the top flight questionably disallowed as Tommy Elphick jumped unfairly with Dejan Lovren.
Midway through the first half however Benteke prodded home from close range, much to the ire of the Bournemouth fans given the new ruling over what constitutes offside.
With the performance of the officials under scrutiny, here is how social media reacted to Liverpool’s first win at Anfield this season.
Former boss Roy Evans states his hopes ahead of the Reds’ first game in front of the Anfield faithful:
First home game of the season, let's hope we come out and show some real attacking intent from the start. Important we press high.
— ROY EVANS (@Roy_Evo) August 17, 2015
No sympathy from the defenders’ union as Rio Ferdinand feels the visitors are hard done by with the disallowed goal:
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 17, 2015
Gary Lineker praises the Championship champions in their approach to life in the top flight:
Terrific start by Bournemouth, who but for a lousy decision would be one up.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 17, 2015
Sidelined Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge shows his support for his side from the comfort of his home:
Watching the game… 😎 https://t.co/cwEiWDRf8r
— Daniel Sturridge(@D_Sturridge) August 17, 2015
Broadcaster Mark Pougatch outlines the potential rigours of the season ahead for the promoted side:
Welcome to the PL Bournemouth: score a goal which may well have stood & then concede one clearly offside Under new interpretation.
— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) August 17, 2015
Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher vents his frustration at the officiating:
Every decision 😡
— Fletch (@SteveFletcher33) August 17, 2015
Former Spurs winger Matthew Etherington adds to adage as to where the favourable decisions in big games go to:
B'mouth will have to get used to not getting 50-50 decisions against the big teams in the PL. It's just the way it is, unfortunately #LIVBOU
— Matthew Etherington (@mattyethers) August 17, 2015
Andrew Cole admits his excitement about seeing Christian Benteke get off the mark for his new club:
Pleased for Benteke.. Been a handful tonight! Looks like he's going to be a good signing for #LFC
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) August 17, 2015
Jermaine Jenas praises youngster Joe Gomez after another strong performance while seeing promising signs from Bournemouth too:
Bournemouth impressive tonight although no clear cut chances, I like the look of joe Gomez for LFC
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) August 17, 2015
Jason Roberts delivers his verdict on a nervy win for Brendan Rodgers’ side:
Tough on Bournemouth, Liverpool's goal offside under the new rule change & their goal probably wrongly disallowed for a foul. #LFC 3 points
— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) August 17, 2015