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Liverpool fans react to Carles Puyol’s Twitter activity during 5-1 win over Arsenal

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Liverpool ended 2018 on the highest of notes with a resounding 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side produced an emphatic response to Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ 11th-minute opener, tearing apart the Gunners’ defence to go into the half-time break up 4-1.

While it was an almost flawless performance from all 11 players in red, Roberto Firmino was undeniably the star of the show.

The Brazilian singlehandedly turned the match on its head with a stunning brace within five minutes of the visitors taking a shock lead.

He earned himself his third with a penalty shortly after the hour mark, but not before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah got in on the act, too.

The result makes a big statement, so it’s no surprise Liverpool fans are beginning to genuinely believe this season could mark the end of their 28-year title drought.

But is Klopp convinced? Here’s what he had to say in his post-match interview…

“I don’t think I am famous for not being a positive person. From time to time, even I enjoy life. When we came in the season, the thing was if we can qualify for a third time for a Champions League spot then that would be brilliant,” he said, per Liverpool's official website.

“Now we have quite a distance between that, but do I feel that’s already done? No. Sorry, I cannot feel it!

“I’ve learned in sports like this that you think about the next step and not the next, next step. We don’t do that.

“The fans think we are in good shape and it would be crazy if they didn’t think we are not in a good moment, absolutely crazy.”

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While it doesn’t necessarily justify calling them favourites just yet, Liverpool have been playing some wonderful football of late.

In fact, their captivating style has even caught the eye of Barcelona legend Carles Puyol.

The Spaniard - who retired from playing in 2014 - was taking in what initially shaped up to be tense clash between Liverpool and Arsenal.

After watching the home side surge to a 2-1 advantage off the back of their early setback, Puyol couldn’t believe his eyes and expressed his awe on Twitter.

He first wrote: “OMG Liverpool…”

And secondly: “I love rock & rock #Liverpool”

Even Puyol definitely wasn’t the only neutral thinking along the same lines, the Liverpool faithful were always going to acknowledge his gesture…

The season may only recently passed the halfway stage, but it’s safe to assume Reds fans can’t wait for 2019.

Are Liverpool the real deal this season? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Topics:
Football
Sadio Mane
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Roberto Firmino
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Barcelona
Premier League
Arsenal
Liverpool

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