Johnson, Sturridge & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat the Saints
Glen Johnson and Simon Mignolet both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool are 3-0 winners against Southampton at St Mary's
Liverpool leapfrogged Arsenal and moved into second place in the Premier League table thanks to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.
Luis Suarez broke the deadlock in the first half before Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard sealed three points at St Mary’s.
With growing talk of a first-ever Premier League title, here is some of the Twitter reaction from the professionals in chronological order.
Ex-Reds youngster Adam Morgan (@AMorgan94) tips his former side to become the champions: “Liverpool gonna win the league!! Get in the boys!!!!”
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) hails Liverpool’s match-winner: “See Suarez hat-trick…made three goals!!!”
Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) is impressed with an emphatic win: “3 points! 3 goals! A clean sheet! A quite brilliant away result at Southampton as the impressive form continues for Liverpool.”
Reds legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) speaks of his respect for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: “Huge fan of Brendan Rodgers. What a job he’s doing at Liverpool. Their style of play is a joy to watch.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) backs up Owen: “ RT ‘@themichaelowen: Huge fan of Brendan Rodgers. What a job he’s doing at Liverpool. Their style of play is a joy to watch.’ …agree.”
Former Boltom midfielder Fabrice Muamba (@fmuamba) insists the Reds are title contenders: “Like it or not. Liverpool are in the title race. After that performance tonight they deserve to be where they are in the league.”
And Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) agrees: “Welcome to the title race Liverpool. #darkhorses”
Reds legend John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) heaps praise on Daniel Sturridge: “Great to be proved wrong! Great result absolutely delighted!! Woulda liked Daniel Sturridge to have got to my 10 game league goals record but he’s done brilliant getting to 8 he’ll get another chance.”
Ex-Arsenal defender Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) gives his thoughts on the St Mary’s clash: “Impressed with Liverpool today. They knew they could go 2nd. Out played in1 st half. Playing a decent team. Bang 0-3 win. Impressive.”
Liverpool striker Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) says there are 10 cups finals left: “Jhheeeezzz!!! What a win!! Great team victory. 10 cup finals for us until the end of the season. #ynwa #redordead”
Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) thanks the travelling supporters: “What a performance from the team today! Massive shout to all the fans who were behind us for the full 90 minutes today! #likealways #YNWA”
Finally, Liverpool defender Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) hails three big points: “Great win and solid performance from the lads. #Massive3Points”