‘Any Hope Disappeared With That Team Selection’: Liverpool Fans React To Madrid Defeat

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When Brendan Rogers’ team sheet was released before Liverpool’s game against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, many fans, and pundits, feared the worst. Rogers decided to rest a number of his first team regulars, including Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson. Many predicted that Liverpool were going to be in for a rough night, and that for Madrid, it would simply be a matter of how many they scored. Rogers’ men, however, put in a gritty performance to restrict Madrid to a 1-0 win and leave with minimal damage done.

The result is in no way a ‘success’ for Liverpool, as the line-up showed no real ambition, but it could have been a much worse night had Ronaldo and co. had their shooting boots on. Not all was negative at the Bernabeu though, as Liverpool fans made sure Adrian Chiles knew they were there after the final whistle.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the game: