Babel, Johnson & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool edge past Fulham
Ryan Babel and Glen Johnson both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool secure a 3-2 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage
Steven Gerrard scored a last-gasp penalty as Liverpool came from behind twice to seal a thrilling 3-2 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Daniel Sturridge drew Liverpool level after Kolo Toure’s own goal, before Philippe Coutinho cancelled out Kieran Richardson’s second-half strike, leaving Gerrard to secure a memorable win in injury time.
Unsurprisingly the dramatic encounter in west London sent Twitter into a frenzy, and here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reactions from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) heaps praise on his team-mates: “Wow! That sounded like a very close game! Massive three points. Well done lads!”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is worried that the Reds could leapfrog the Gunners: “Liverpool will finish ahead of us because they have great strikers and a great captain. #afc”
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel (@RyanBabel) knows all about late wins at Craven Cottage: “Great win for #LFC !!!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) tells us that Steven Gerrard has secured more than just three points: “Gerrard clinches win and first spot on #MOTD New/ Tot 2nd, then Ars/ManU and Sto/Swa, followed by last night’s games.”
Ex-Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) praises the Reds after a resilient display: “Great result to come back from trailing twice and take a massive 3points so late!! #LFC”
Former Liverpool defender Vegard Heggem (@vedgy) is happy to see the every Reds player playing a key part: “Fantastic team spirit that! Great also to see the unused subs showing real and honest enthusiasm and support. Won’t see that everywhere #LFC”
Ex-Liverpool forward Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) reckons Gerrard has an important role to play: “Steven Gerrard. Keep him fit. If #LFC are in this position in 4 games time, he will be very,very,very,very important in that dressing room.”
Title-winning Liverpool captain Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) underlines the character of this Liverpool side: “Determination, spirit, passion, power and RED.”
Former Red Jim Magilton (@magilton7) tips the title race to go down to the wire: “What a result for Liverpool! It’s going down to the wire and they are gaining confidence with every win! Although conceding soft goals!”
Liverpool legend John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) heaps praise on the Reds skipper: “By the way what a great pressure penalty by STE G different class!! It takes big balls to step up last min of a game of massive importance.”
A man who knows all about the pressure of being Liverpool manager, Roy Evans (@Roy_Evo) has his say: “It puts Lfc right back in the mix the lads should take great confidence knowing that they can win when things don’t always go your way.”
Finally, Fulham’s substitute goalkeeper David Stockdale (@stockogk1313) urges the Cottagers to take the positives out of the game: “The lads have everything and took Liverpool the end! We will take positives out of the last two games and move forward!! #believe #FFC”