As always, some went a little too far though…
— Aaron Carton (@AaronCarton1) August 17, 2014
Without a doubt, Januzaj and Sterling are the league's next Henry/Ronaldo level superstars. — Kieran Brick (@kieranbrick) August 17, 2014
Sterling > Suarez ? agree ?
— Analisis Liverpool (@AnalisisLFC) August 17, 2014
Fortunately, other fans kept their feet fixed on the ground…
Sterling's a top player and is going to become ever better but the people that are actually comparing him to Messi shouldn't watch football. — Kashar Raja (@Kashar18) August 17, 2014
Another 231 goals & Sterling will be up there with Messi
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) August 17, 2014
It’s not just Liverpool fans who got a little over-excited on Sunday. Despite losing 2-0 at home to Manchester City, Newcastle United had plenty to be positive about, with their new signings impressing in defeat. Some went a touch too far though…
As for City? Never has an impressive 2-0 win been greeted with such antipathy.
Sorry man city game was so boring had to turn it off
— Shell (@jackfinch12) August 17, 2014
I'd like to thank Newcastle and Man City for playing such a boring game..I needed a nap to catch up on sleep from the early Livepool kickoff — Josh Kail (@THATJoshKail) August 17, 2014
I don't know if I'm just tired or Man City are boring as hell
— Rohan (@RohanAndre) August 17, 2014
The ever-garrulous Paddy Power Twitter PR flacks came up with a practical suggestion to liven things up:
This game needs something to liven it up. Could Pardew moon Pellegrini or something? — Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 17, 2014
While City's celebrity fake blogger found something to get excited.
Great win today, now to get home & see if the recycling tubs in my garden have been blown over by the wind & to pick them up if they have.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) August 17, 2014
We'll go back to Anfield for the last word though, as poor Shane Long got all manner of grief for a shocking miss. After Morgan Schneiderlin’s shot was tipped on to the bar by Simon Mignolet, the £12m striker (yes, Shane Long cost £12m), somehow contrived to head wide from six yards.
Shane Long worked bloody hard with that header though.
— James McManus (@JamesMcManus1) August 17, 2014
Would love to have seen Steve Bruce's face when the fax came through offering £12m for Shane Long.
— Jonathan Fadugba (@JFfutbol) August 17, 2014
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