How Twitter reacted to Liverpool’s dominant win over Villarreal

Liverpool beat Villarreal in the primary a part of their Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The ‘yellow submarine’ had already dumped Juventus and Bayern Munich out of the competitors in earlier rounds, however Jurgen Klopp’s Reds by no means gave the underdogs a nostril.

The whole lead they take to Spain for subsequent week’s second match is just 2-0, however there might simply have been many extra in the primary half when a mix of an unconvincing Geronimo Rulli, woodwork and well-timed blocks was all that stored Liverpool on distance.

This is how the recreation went on social media …

The huge matches proceed just for Klopp’s Liverpool. Anfield appears to be like good #LFC pic.twitter.com/QlPuuWoUJc

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Much has been executed by the big ex-Premier League contingent in Villarreal, lots of whom didn’t make their mark in England. They have been whipped in the shape of Unai Emery, himself a sufferer of English soccer, however outdated habits are dying arduous …

“Clumsy from Coquelin” is a sentence I’ve by no means heard earlier than

– Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) April 27, 2022

Luis Diaz was sharp in the primary half. Geronimo Rulli, who was Villarreal’s hero in final season’s Europa League remaining in opposition to Manchester United, seemed lower than spectacular even at 0-0.

Another unconvincing save from Rulli to disclaim Diaz. Bag with nerves.

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Rulli denies Luis Díaz twice. # UCL pic.twitter.com/dsoYViTI5k

– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 27 April 2022

The manner Trent Alexander-Arnold crosses on volleyball / first time is one thing else. Surreal know-how!

– Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) April 27, 2022

Virgil van Dijk didn’t need to do a lot defending, though he obtained a uncommon Champions League yellow card for a primary half by Samuel Chukwueze.

Virgil van Dijk has been warned in a #UCL match for the primary time since December 2018 in opposition to Napoli. pic.twitter.com/cKNzZ8scJu

– Squawka (@Squawka) April 27, 2022

Liverpool have been so good that they restricted Villarreal to little or no going ahead. Neutrala was denied to see the identical aspect that had dumped Juventus and Bayern Munich earlier.

In truth, Villarreal is usually significantly better than this. The thought that they’re some form of courageous outsiders is much past the mark. Defeated Juventus, Bayern, Arsenal and Man Utd simply final yr.

– Ian Darke (@IanDarke) April 27, 2022

Alisson connected his laundry to Liverpool’s bar 10 minutes in the past and has simply made a brew

– FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) April 27, 2022

It took some time earlier than the primary objective got here, but it surely was to not attempt.

Stunning blow from Thiago hammers in opposition to the woodwork.

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

HT: #LFC 0 Villarreal 0: Liverpool have up to now not been capable of get their dominance counted at Anfield with the visitors defending nicely and generally having succeeded. Thiago’s incredible shot hit the publish. Diaz has compelled a few saves and Salah / Mane has additionally come shut. Long solution to go.

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Eventually, the breakthrough got here in freak vogue.

Jordan Henderson’s publish took a nasty trade-off from Pervis Estupinan and left Rulli useless because it floated into the web.

What occurred subsequent❓ #UCL pic.twitter.com/7a7j4gn9pw

– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 27 April 2022

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HENDERSON 1-0

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Then the mud hatches threatened to open when Sadio Mane added a second simply minutes later.

Mane, an indication of constant season on season since he arrived, hit the offside lure to place this match down and begin an actual get together at Anfield.

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MANE 2-0

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Sadio Mane has now scored 20+ objectives in 4 of the final 5 seasons:

◉ 2017/18: 20◉ 2018/19: 26 ◉ 2019/20: 22 ◎ 2020/21: 16◉ 2021/22: 20

Super Sadio. ? ‍♂️ #UCL pic.twitter.com/vcH7zOcrDF

– Squawka (@Squawka) April 27, 2022

Hard to assume Villarreal scoring three objectives in 20 video games in opposition to Liverpool. This appears to be like clear

– FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) April 27, 2022

Could Liverpool and Manchester City monopolize Europe for English golf equipment?

Do not suppose that this English membership’s Champions League dominance will finish sooner or later in the subsequent few years tbh

– Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) April 27, 2022

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Two minutes as Liverpool for full management of the equalizer! ? pic.twitter.com/2gce78eNUj

– 90 min (@ 90min_Football) 27 April 2022

Another reminder that sure, Alisson had nothing to do.

Alisson vs. Villarreal pic.twitter.com/G0cRsfjMNk

– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 27, 2022

FT: #LFC 2 Villarreal 0: Liverpool within the field forward of subsequent Tuesday’s second match in Spain. Really spectacular, advanced, mature European efficiency. Had endurance and obtained his reward within the second half with Estupinan’s personal objective adopted by Mane’s end. Half a job executed.

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

Rio Ferdinand on BT: “This is the best Liverpool team I have ever seen in my time.”

– Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) April 27, 2022

? In matches in opposition to Man Utd, Everton and Villarreal, Thiago has made 326 of his 337 passing makes an attempt. Only 11 misplaced in 260 minutes on the pitch #UCL pic.twitter.com/zF0mZf7zpC

– WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 27, 2022

9 – Liverpool have gained 9 UEFA Champions League matches this season; most matches they’ve ever gained in a single marketing campaign in European competitors (excluding qualifiers). Truck. pic.twitter.com/Nch2bFQ57x

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 27, 2022

The house followers applaud the away crew. Villarreal’s help brilliantly tonight. Anfield was completely bouncing. #LFC pic.twitter.com/BynHYArKcN

– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 27, 2022

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