Parlour, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool lose 2-0 to West Ham

Gary Lineker is among the tweeters after Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday

Liverpool kicked off 2016 with a Premier League defeat as they were beaten 2-0 by West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Michail Antonio gave the home side the lead in the 10th minute when he beat Nathaniel Clyne to Enner Valencia’s cross.

Liverpool had won their last two Premier League games heading into the clash but went 2-0 down when former Reds striker Andy Carroll converted Mark Noble’s cross 10 minutes after half-time.

The result lifted West Ham up to fifth place in the Premier League table, while Liverpool – who were off the pace throughout – dropped down to eighth.

The game at Upton Park inevitably prompted a flurry of post-match updates on social media – and here is a selection of some of our favourite posts.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour praises the Hammers for their performance:

England legend Gary Lineker gets poetic after the final whistle:

Stan Collymore assesses the result:

And that just leaves Mick Quinn to have the final say:

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Jurgen Klopp
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Man United striker Edinson Cavani (Photo: Edinson Cavani / Instagram)
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Gabriel Martinelli
Mikel Arteta delivers fresh update for Arsenal fans on Gabriel Martinelli
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man City v Wolves
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp issues Liverpool FC warning ahead of Chelsea FC showdown
Man United striker Edinson Cavani (Photo: Edinson Cavani / Instagram)
Edinson Cavani issues injury update for Man United fans
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