Wait, WHAT? Twitter Reacts as Liverpool Survive Blowing a Three-Goal Lead to an Energy Drink

Well that was tense.

The win was fairly assured ahead of kick-off, with only the staunchest Red Bull Salzburg supporters and barmy optimists predicting anything other than a home win – especially when considering 'the new Zlatan/wonderkid with the world at his feet' Erling Braut Håland was deemed not fit enough to start the match. Predictions ahead of kick-off were only heightened at that point.


​​It seemed those premonitions were not far wrong, as ​Sadio Mane played a fabulous one-two with ​Roberto Firmino before slotting into the net against his former club.

​​Not to be undone, ​Liverpool's full-backs (AKA fourth and fifth forwards) combined wonderfully to grab the second. Andrew Robertson started and finished the move in superb fashion, getting on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold's low cross to outdo his Senegalese teammate.

You what, FIFA?

At this point the floodgates had burst open with a tidal waves of Anfield attacks causing all sorts of problems for Red Bull Salzburg. A free-flowing move this time ended with Mohamed Salah poking home after Firmino's effort could only be parried into his path.

​​Now. Hold your breath. Drink it in. Because what happened after that goal really happened. 

​Are you ready? No? Well tough luck because you're getting it anyway.

Virgil van Dijk got done. Like, properly done. And it was majestic. Aside from that aspect, however, the visitors got themselves a consolation after a superb individual goal from Hwang Hee-chan.




​​Bring on the second half. Bring on...what? Another Salzburg goal???

This, doesn't happen. Aren't Liverpool meant to be the comeback kings in Europe?

​​​​I said another goal, no TWO (AN) OTHER GOALS!??!?!

Shellshocked. Stunned. Silenced. Scintillating.

Having been on the pitch for no more than two minutes, Dat Guy Håland showed up to notch his 173rd goal already this season with the simplest of tap-ins.

This wasn't actually happening, was it?



​​But no, there was Salah to poop the party. Silly, annoyingly talented Egyptian forward. Always spoiling the fun.

They couldn't muster up another equaliser from this point, but naturally plenty of praise came pouring in for the Austrian outfit, who will take great encouragement from their showing against the European champions.

A superb match the savour for the neutral, there will no doubt be moments for Jurgen Klopp to divulge into when he meets the players for training. Leading 3-0, it looked oh so comfortable.

Credit Salzburg.

Let's just finish off with some stats, shall we?




Source : 90min