Alberto, Suarez & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool edge past Man City

Luis Alberto and Luis Suárez both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool are narrow 3-2 winners against Manchester City

Joe Allen, Luis Alberto, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho Photo: Luis Alberto/Twitter

Philippe Coutinho scored a dramatic 78th-minute winner as Liverpool edged to a 3-2 victory over Manchester City.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel handed the Reds a half-time lead, but David Silva’s low strike and a Glen Johnson own goal pulled the Citizens level before Coutinho’s winner, with Jordan Henderson receiving a late red card.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order after Liverpool cemented their position at the top of the table.

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) is left speechless by Liverpool’s blistering start: “What a start!! Brilliant pass Suarez and superb composure and finish Sterling!! 1-0!! #LFC”

Reds youngster Jordon Ibe (@IbeJordon) is happy for his friend: “Yes yes my brudda @sterling31”

Ex-Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle ‏(@sinamapongolle4) loves watching the home side dominate at Anfield: “Oh yes lads, get in there!!! 2-0…Liverpool just on top since the first minutes!!”

However, for Arsenal legend Ian Wright (‏@IanWright0), it is scary viewing: “Frightening Liverpool!”

Former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) can’t remember a better opening 26 minutes this season: “This is the best I’ve seen Liverpool play this season what a time to turn it on!”

Ex-Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (‏@MarioMelchiot) underlines the areas of concern for City: “Liverpool is so dangerous on the break. They always have 4 players that can hurt you on the counter. #liverpoolvcity #mmlove”

Ex-Norwich man Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) is ready for a thriller as Silva pulls a goal back: “Here we go hold on…”

Former City striker Darren Huckerby (‏@hucks6dh6) isn’t bothered by the manner of City’s leveller: “Get in ! Who cares if it was skanky! #Mcfc”

It is a game of two halves for Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton): “Liverpool looked like champions 1st half. City showing champion spirit here in 2nd. What a game. What a league.”

Ex-Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (‏@IanTaylor7) feels sorry for the Liverpool defence: “Wow….. now let’s just bring on @aguerosergiokun….. #LFC 2 #MCFC 2”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) would like another Three Lions hero to lift the Premier League: “I’m going to put my neutrality to one side and say I would love to see Steven Gerrard lift the Premier League trophy.”

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour (‏@RealRomfordPele) agrees: “Be great if liverpool win the league for Gerrard. What a fantastic player and great lad. #topman. Arsenal FA Cup a most as well. #gooners”

Ex-Red Yossi Benayoun (@YossiBenayoun15): “Liverpool to win the league, Chelsea to win the Champions League, Arsenal to win the FA cup,QPR back to the Premier League perfect year for me.”

Liverpool forward Luis Alberto Romero ‏(@_luisalberto14) is proud of his team-mates: “Only 4 more matches. Very proud of my mates. Let´s go reds!”

Finally, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (‏@luis16suarez) is already thinking about the trip to Norwich: “Great game from all the Team!!!! We fought hard to get this great win. Now thinking about the next game!!!! YNWA”

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