Over half-an-hour played at the Etihad and Liverpool lead 3-0. Mental, eh!?
After Manchester City’s Mangala bundled the ball in to his own net from a Firmino cross in the eighth minute, many thought the hosts might begin to go in search for an equaliser.
Liverpool fully deserved their lead, and they fully deserved their next two goals as well after Firmino found Coutinho with a wonderful cross to send the travelling Reds fans in to raptures at the Etihad. And then to top it off, Coutinho returned the favour as he squared a lovely little pass to Firmino for his Brazilian compatriot to slide in to an empty net.
Jurgen Klopp’s side came out of the blocks here in devastating fashion and City have struggled to contain Liverpool in the opening 30 minutes.
And again, as expected, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to celebrate their surprise THREE goal lead! It was the Brazilian duo of Firmino and Coutinho who made the opening three goals, and that fact wasn’t lost on the delirious Liverpool faithful…
This is a little bit mental #LFC
— Matt Lloyd (@TheMattLloyd) November 21, 2015
— Ant Morris (@TheColourTheft) November 21, 2015
FIRMINO COUTINHO!!! 2-0 #LFC
— Domi Lai (@_domilai) November 21, 2015
— Brian Thomson (@BeriThomson) November 21, 2015
— Esto es Anfield (@estoesanfield) November 21, 2015
— Hermawan Wijaya (@Hermawan_G8) November 21, 2015
Coutinho + Firmino = sex. #LFC
— Anfield Bond (@AnfieldBond) November 21, 2015
YESSSSS WHAT A GOAL COUTINHOOOOO #LFC
— Mini (@MiniHouston44) November 21, 2015
— Sibtain Hashmee (@S_HASHMEE) November 21, 2015
— JYM (@IndieFilmAndTV) November 21, 2015
The Copacabana Boy are dominating…3-0 #LFC
— Patrick Phillips (@CaptPat48) November 21, 2015
Firmino you beauty #LFC
— Justin (@jagerkennedy) November 21, 2015
I am loving this !! #LFC
— Ashwin Sharma (@The_Kop86) November 21, 2015
Brazilian lads ❤️ #LFC
— ؏. (@Akm_Alsaud) November 21, 2015