Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield to give them a huge advantage going into the Europa League last 16.
Daniel Sturridge’s penalty put the Reds ahead, before David De Gea put in a superb performance to keep the deficit down to one goal.
However, poor defending from Michael Carrick allowed Roberto Firmino to score a second and the internet responded in typically brutal style.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Despite it being the Europa League, the atmosphere before the match was electric:
An amazing atmosphere seems weird and unexpected in the Europa League. Like when my brother started cheering at my nan's funeral.Advertisement
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 10, 2016
Although this guy is still getting used to the rebranding:
Fabulous You'll Never Walk Alone without the music in the end. Looking forward enormously to this UEFA Cup tie
— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) March 10, 2016
Marcus Rashford started again, but had limited time to do anything:
60 – Marcus Rashford needs to be subbed off after 60 minutes as he needs to go home and finish his GCSE coursework. Qualifications.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) March 10, 2016
But it was another striker who grabbed the headlines:
That caused a reaction from everyone’s favourite footballing philosopher:
Begs the question of where was Sturridge during Wembley shootout?
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 10, 2016
Sturridge couldn’t add to his tally though, as David De Gea went into top gear to deny him and Coutinho. Either way, this was ridiculous:
De Gea’s performance meant Man United owed a lot to some failed technology in Madrid:
— JΛY BUCKS 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) March 10, 2016
This guy then came up with the fact of the night:
David De Gea earns less than 3% of Manchester United's total annual wage bill. Weird fact.
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) March 10, 2016
Before United’s pessimists were rightly out in force:
First half positives for @ManUtd 1. It's finished. 2. They only conceded once.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 10, 2016
They still had a plan though:
If United are going to score it's going to have to be a Mignolet assist #LFCvMUFC
— David Jasper (@david_jasper) March 10, 2016
But this guy was brought on, and Louis van Gaal knew he was knackered:
Allen’s introduction coincided with Firmino’s winner, and Scousers went into full ‘piss take mode’:
YOU SIGNED MEMPHIS WE SIGNED BOBBY FIRMINOAdvertisement
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) March 10, 2016
And Man Utd fans turned on van Gaal again:
We would say this guy’s got a bit carried away, but he could have a point:
Genuinely horrific performance tonight. Again. Honestly would rather play the U-21's against Liverpool, at least they'd turn up.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 10, 2016
This guy summed it up beautifully though:
I remember watching football as a kid you hated seeing your team play Man Utd because you were probably going to lose, now there's no fear
— Vinnyiow (@Vinnyiow) March 10, 2016
Never mind Man United fans, maybe Gary Neville will save you.