Aldridge, Johnson & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool draw at Swansea
John Aldridge and Glen Johnson both tweet their thoughts after Swansea come from behind and secure a 2-2 draw against Liverpool
Jonjo Shelvey had a memorable Monday night as the midfielder played an instrumental part in Swansea City’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
The 21-year-old scored in the second minute but produced two sloppy back passes to allow Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses to put the Reds ahead, before the midfielder provided the assist for Michu’s leveller after the break.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a thrilling encounter at the Liberty Stadium.
Injured Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) is disappointed to miss out: “Huge game tonight. Wish I was playing!!! #GoodLuckLads”
Middlesbrough midfielder Josh McEachran (@JMcEachran20) is delighted for Shelvey: “Soooo buzzing for @shelveyJ.”
Manchester City defender Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) is delighted for his friend: “Sturridgeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”
Manchester United centre-half Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is enjoying the game: “Two goals in three minutes! Mad start!”
Wigan midfielder James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) can’t believe the start: “Wow what a start to the game. What a start from Shelvey. #mnf”
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) is impressed by the Reds: “Loving Liverpool right now. Probably the last thing LFC fans want to hear. #shakacurse”
Ex-Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) hails Moses: “An immediate impact from Victor Moses with a brilliant individual goal on debut that separates the teams at half time #1-2”
Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin (@DionDublinsDube) notices an incident in the lead-up to Michu’s leveller: “Michu has warned Sakho not to show boat…. Who seen him do that?”
West Brom forward Shane Long (@Shanelong009) is thinking what most neutrals have on the mind: “Shelvey’s Fantasy Football points will be all over the place tonight haha! Fair play to him though, could have went hiding after first half!”
Reading striker Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) didn’t like Mignolet’s challenge: “No problem with coming and claiming ball..but knee first..punching the ball..and your head clean off!!! Bit much!!! #strikersunion”
Some light relief from golfer Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee): “The swan sea defence nearly parted then for Moses! Sorry! Couldn’t resist!”
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) felt Philippe Coutinho’s substitution turned the game: “Great game to watch. Fair result in the end. Liverpool better first half, Swansea better in the second. Coutinho’s substitution the turning point.”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) praises Shelvey for showing character: “Nice words from Jonjo Shelvey in his post match interview. He should hold his head high having showed great mental strength in the second half.”
Ex-Reds striker John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) is happy with a point: “I’ll take that result all day when we struggled again second half. It’s a little bit of a concern but well done to the squad.”
Finally, Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) has some advice for Brendan Rodgers: “We cannot defend so deep in the second half of games.”