Suárez, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool sink Aston Villa
Luis Suárez and Gary Lineker are among the tweeters as Liverpool come from a goal down to beat Aston Villa in the Premier League
Steven Gerrard struck the winner from the penalty spot as Liverpool came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa.
Christian Benteke had given Paul Lambert’s men the lead after half an hour but Jordan Henderson equalised just after half-time, before Gerrard dispatched his spot-kick after Nathan Barker had fouled Suárez.
With this the only Premier League game of Easter Sunday, it attracted plenty of attention on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite snippets from the professionals, in chronological order.
Former Aston Villa man Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is thrilled to see Benteke give his old side the lead after half an hour: “Beeeeeenttttttteeeekkkkkeeee!!!!”
Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) is hoping Liverpool can do Norwich a favour in the relegation battle: “Need Liverpool to get there fingers out second half #ncfc”
Hull City midfielder David Meyler (@DavidMeyler) is happy to see Henderson draw Liverpool level: “Get in Jordan lad!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) blasts Baker for his clumsy tackle on Suárez that results in Liverpool’s penalty: “Terrible challenge. Football is hard enough without trying to play it on your arse. #stayonyourfeet”
Reading forward Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) is in awe of the Uruguay striker: “I honestly think that Suarez could Nutmeg a Mermaid giving a chance!!”
Meyler (@DavidMeyler) is not surprised to see Gerrard running the show: “Shock Gerrard has just said “Lads jump on my back, I’ll do this all by myself and carry ye..”
Former sprinter Katharine Merry @KatharineMerry) is concerned about Villa’s position: “Worrying times, worrying times indeed…#avfc I’m going to console myself with an Easter egg….”
QPR’s Jay bothroyd (@jaybothroyd” pays tribute to Gerrard: “Well done Liverpool fully deserved that Steve Gerrard was superb.”
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is thrilled with the win: “Better second half and a good win. Thanks for your support!”
Reds defender Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) is frustrated to be denied by the woodwork again: “Good 3 points today! First the bar now the post #Inches”
Suso (@suso30fernandez) is happy with the Merseysiders’ performance after the break: “Good second half and effort from the the team.. #YNWA”
And finally, star striker Luis Suárez (@luis16suarez) rallies his team-mates: “Important win to keep adding points. Let’s keep on working!!! YNWA”