What a week it has been for Liverpool fans! In two days they have endured more highs and lows than most football fans experience over an entire season. Still fighting on two fronts, the story began on Monday night when Manchester City hosted Leicester City, needing a win to reassert their one point lead over the Reds in the Premier League title race.
Before the game began, Liverpool fans were urging their former manager, Brendan Rodgers, to help them out.
Brendan Rodgers. Become a Liverpool legend on Monday! Earn it.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) 4 May 2019
And another offered the Northern Irishman an incentive.
if Brendan Rodgers pulls it off tonight I’ll commission a painting of him for a Times Square billboard
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) 6 May 2019
Things were going well and, at half-time, it was goalless.
Brendan Rodgers just 45 minutes away from the unveiling of the Anfield Statue he has always dreamed of
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) 6 May 2019
However, when Vincent Kompany popped up with a screamer in the 70th minute. Liverpool fans weren’t impressed.
999,999/1,000,000 that Kompany shot ends up in the car park. We’re definitely cursed.
— Jay??? (@FutebolJay) 6 May 2019
Despair had truly set in.
Only with Liverpool will you not win the league with 97 points.
Only with Liverpool will Vincent Kompany score like Messi.
I’m done with this sport.
— Señor (@EnRouteAnfield) 6 May 2019
With several questioning whether Kompany should have been on the pitch.
Thats four clear red cards Kompany has avoided this season. Wolves away, Burnley home, Liverpool home, Leicester home. No one will mention it.
— liverpooIstuff (@liverpooIstuff) 6 May 2019
The following night, Liverpool were in action, hoping to overcome a 3-0 Champions League deficit to Barcelona. Despite Divock Origi giving the Reds an early lead, Barcelona were still bullish about their chances.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 7 May 2019
Former Liverpool hero Luis Suarez became a villain in the first leg after celebrating his goal. He made himself even less popular after injuring Andy Robertson, who had to be substituted.
The worst part of Suarez malicious kick on Robertson?
The referee didn’t even check VAR for it. Sums up this shambolic refereeing performance. Disgrace.
— Samuel (@VintageSalah) 7 May 2019
However, Robertson’s replacement, Georginio Wijnaldum, scored twice as Liverpool sensationally won the match 4-0 to qualify. After the celebrations, attention quickly came back to Suarez, with Andy Robertson landing the first blow.
Reporter: “Luis Suarez took you out?”
Robertson: “Who’s going to the final?”
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) 7 May 2019
Though the supporters weren’t far behind. Suarez’ tattoo got some unwanted attention.
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) 8 May 2019
Another fan was more positive about the former Liverpool’s strikers’ contribution.
— Xabi صبیح (@5481H_C) 7 May 2019
Suarez said before the match that he wouldn’t celebrate at Anfield and, in fairness, was true to his word.
Well, Luis Suarez did say he wouldn’t celebrate at Anfield ? pic.twitter.com/AgKgV3imPE
— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) 7 May 2019
Meanwhile BT Sport broadcaster, Mark Pougatch, was confident that sport was the best drama on television. Though, in fairness, doesn’t seem to have watched anything else.
My Liverpool pal was in despair last night after Kompany’s hammer. Tonight my pal’s in dreamland at Anfield. Sport. Better than Game of Thrones (which I’ve never watched) & Line of Duty (not watched that, either…)
— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) 7 May 2019
However, all Liverpool fans will care about is the result and will have woken up in a great mood today.
Liverpool fans going into work this morning pic.twitter.com/iwpN7D3XTf
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) 8 May 2019