ANFIELD Wrap contributors with talking points straight from the ground after Liverpool secured a place in the Champions League group stage with a 6-3 aggregate win over Hoffenheim.
6.19pm: @StephenEvans75: Evening all from Barcelona. Been funny here chatting to Barcelona fans, never mind the FSG out brigade, these Barca lads are fuming with their club, especially Paulinho. How the mighty have fallen.
Up the Reds tonight.
6.20pm: @johngibbonsblog: Shite, aren’t they?
6.21pm: @StephenEvans75: Gone, mate. They’ll be the next Leeds.
6.29pm: @robbohuyton: I used to buzz off my mates and their conspiracy theories about when papers publish stories. They always reckoned Mancs would throw some shit out there at the premium time to piss off Liverpool fans and hopefully upset the team. I was never having it, always felt a bit tin-foil hat. But fucking hell that Duncan Castles, la, he is the epitome of that very approach. Why is anyone anywhere other than a Manchester United fanzine publishing the cunt? Just ended up on his latest nonsense about Coutinho. An amazing piece of work that your bitterest Bluenose or most twisted Stretford Ender would be proud of. Well you know what — fuck you, Castles. Fuck you moaners. Fuck you everyone who isn’t get behind The Reds tonight!
6.32pm: @robbohuyton: Surprised Moreno keeps his place, to be honest. Rotation etc, OK I get it — but Robertson was mustard there on Saturday, deserved to keep his place.
6.33pm: @jsexton24: Can’t believe Moreno tbh. Even Milner, these aren’t sitting deep.
6.33pm: @Knox_Harrington: A night to find focus. Should be the easiest thing. Should be straightforward that. Everything else?
Listen, something mad happened last week and there hasn’t been enough about it.
When was the last time you saw a player be put through one on one from inside his own half of the field in the first half of a game at elite level? The score was 0-0 when Salah was put through on goal. 30 odd on the clock. It was bananas.
It happened. Expect more of the same.
6.35pm: @StephenEvans75: One waste of virtual ink that Castles prick. Think he’s a parody most of the time.
Amazed at the Moreno call myself my only thinking behind it is his pace as Neil said these are coming to have a go defo not gone sit in and defend the edge of the box. Works for us… big time.
7.49pm: @robbohuyton: You want a chance like that to fall to Mane, he should bury it.
7.52pm: @robbohuyton: The door is being left raaar open by them at the back by the way. We’re scoring here.
7.53pm: @jsexton24: These want first goal, can defo snatch one.
7.56pm: @robbohuyton: Get in! Hatful here if we want it.
7.57pm: @jsexton24: That must be that, needed that for an atmosphere lift after they got the first big chance.
7.57pm: @StephenEvans75: Get the fuck in.
7.58pm: @johngibbonsblog: Still think Emre is underrated.*
8pm: @robbohuyton: Empty seats again…
8.01pm: @jsexton24:* Second this, some are dead to quick to point out flaws but will never acknowledge good play, he’s at the heart of a lot of what we do.
8.03pm: @robbohuyton: Shite these!
8.04pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Hope that Doogie Hauser M.D. of a manager is enjoying his night
8.04pm: @jsexton24: Still think Liverpool are underrated.
8.05pm: @robbohuyton: Crap Anfield, isn’t it mate? Klopp’s shite. Liverpool are grim… leg it lad, you’ve got a lot to learn.
8.06pm: @robbohuyton: It still says 1-0 on the scoreboard! It’s 3-0, lads!
8.07pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Rivalling Arsenal in 2014 for brisk starts, this.
8.07pm: @jsexton24: Be fuming if we don’t get 10, here.
8.09pm: @robbohuyton: Anyone booking flights?
Earliest ever “show them the way to go home”.
8.10pm: @jsexton24: Reckon we should still jib “for a wank” tho.
8.10pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Kiev, lad — won’t be on top one bit.
8.11pm: @johngibbonsblog: What an absolute dickhead their manager is.
8.13pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Their number 29 has looked lively.
8.14pm: @jsexton24: Play alright football these going forward but once again we look shaky at the back.
8.15pm: @robbohuyton: Klopp is absolutely fuming there — massive bollocking for Hendo.
8.20pm: @jsexton24: Can looked like he bollocked Gini before too.
8.21pm: @jsexton24: Lad behind me keeps saying “to feet” every time Mignolet goes long shortly followed by “fuck off Mignolet”… every kick has ended up with one of our lads.
8.21pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Moreno looks full of ideas going forward.
8.22pm: @JohnnyMilburn: They’re targeting Mane with cynical fouls here that’s two now.
8.24pm: @Knox_Harrington: Great start but that offside chance was terrifying.
8.24pm: @robbohuyton: Haha, it was! The flag was an odd relief… like they knew.
8.25pm: @robbohuyton: Mig did well there. Really quick off his line. A sentence never uttered not so long ago…
8.25pm: @jsexton24: Mane thing before was boss, by the way.
All their lot giving him shit, best thing to do is sing his name, is right Liverpool.
8.27pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Matip just sent Paul Senior for the Echo then.
8.27pm: @jsexton24: Also think he’s a top snide on the quiet.
8.29pm: @jsexton24: All up for Moreno getting stuck in but just feels like something brainless is to come when he does.
8.36pm: @robbohuyton: Absolute highlight: that lad who never stopped moaning isn’t here tonight. A win before a ball was kicked.
8.39pm: @jsexton24: Loads of young lads in the upper main seemingly, get them in The Kop.
8.41pm: @Knox_Harrington: It’s a crazy game. Everyone is shit or bust all the time. A million chances.
8.51pm: @robbohuyton: Was Salah off? Hard to tell on The Kop obvs.
8.51pm: @Andrew_Heaton: Looked close from here.
8.52pm: @jsexton24: These are leaving the boot in on Mane, Firmino and Salah — feels like that could become a theme this season.
8.54pm: @jsexton24: Also want to point out a fella by me who before sung “bring on yer Internazionale, bring on your football by the score, and we’ll take them two by two, and we’ll kick fuck out of you…” etc and now I reckon we pack it all in.
8.58pm: @JohnnyMilburn: Their defence is every bit as mad as ours.
9.04pm: @jsexton24: Hendo appreciation message.
9.05pm: @robbohuyton: Had an alternative reality moment there where that pass doesn’t reach Bobby… good for you, Jordan lad, I’m made up it did!
9.05pm: @Andrew_Heaton: Same… Markovicville.
9.08pm: @Knox_Harrington: Henderson has been excellent second half.
9.22pm: @C_Hannan7: Why is Mane still on this pitch? Big game Sunday.
9.38pm: @jsexton24: Job well done, got it boxed early so no late surprises. The usual defensive deficiencies show up but played some boss stuff going forward. Up the Champions League proper Reds!
9.52pm: @paul7cope: If their manager is a coaching genius I’m getting my badges done and moving to Germany as quickly as I can.
10.23pm: @robbohuyton: Julian Nagelsmann, your boys took one hell of a beating.
10.25pm: @Benjanijohnson: Had murder with some fucking born-again Mary Whitehouse bellend because I called the ref a cunt in front of his 13-year-old son. 13, in the middle of The Kop. Might as well jib it. Fucking let them all have it, the sterile, boring fucking bellends.
10.27pm: @Knox_Harrington: Need this story in full tomorrow to be honest with you, Johno.
10.29pm: @RobGutmann: I’ve had swearing in front of kids beef down the years at Anfield. And not least in front of my own. Kids are cunts.
10.35pm: @paul7cope: Imagine being the poor fella who told Johno to not use the word cunt in front of his kids.
“Kids are Cunts” should be the name of your autobiography Rob. Catchy.
10.36pm: @Benjanijohnson: To be honest it was bananas. 13. Fucking 13. Fucking hell.