After a humiliating 6-1 defeat to the Potters at Britannia Stadium, Reds opened their 2015-16 campaign against them. Although, it was not a total revenge from the disappointing loss 77 days ago, they managed to start the season with a win.
Liverpool could not impress in the season opener while Stoke had the better chances to score. The match was heading to a 0-0 draw. However, Liverpool’s Little Magician thought otherwise.
On the 86th minute of the match, Coutinho scored from the stunner from outside of the box and won the match for his club on his own.
Twitter flooded with posts hailing the Brazilian after the goal. Here are some of the best tweets-
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) August 9, 2015
— Ray Clemence (@RayClem1) August 9, 2015
— Mark Wright (@Mark5Wright) August 9, 2015
Revenge is sweet.
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) August 9, 2015
Worth the wait – Coutinho magnificent!
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) August 9, 2015
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 9, 2015
Great result,great start,Coutinho the little magician
— Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) August 9, 2015
Coutinho’s now scoring on a warm, dry, Sunday afternoon at Stoke? Truly is becoming world class
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) August 9, 2015
Is it too soon for Goal of the Season???
— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) August 9, 2015
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 9, 2015
What an utterly stunning goal from the diminutive and brilliant Coutinho
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 9, 2015
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) August 9, 2015
Took a worldie to win it, and lots to work on, but that was a decent away performance. Well played, Reds!
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) August 9, 2015
— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) August 9, 2015
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) August 9, 2015
Two years ago Coutinho rarely seemed to get enough power to reach the goal from 30 yards. Now he seems a specialist. Clean sheet too. #LFC
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) August 9, 2015
— Harry Wilshaw-Rhead (@harryrhead) August 9, 2015
— Laurence Drewett (@LaurenceD89) August 9, 2015
— Billy F (@BillyFirmansah) August 9, 2015
— Shashi (@ShashiManUnited) August 9, 2015
This angle of Coutinho’s goal https://t.co/GNIO3pzA2G
— The Football Bible (@Futbol_Bible) August 9, 2015
Still can’t stop watching Coutinho goal! We are Liverpool tra la la la !
— Salman Çan (@Sak_LFC) August 10, 2015
Anyone else watching that Coutinho goal over and over again? Absolute beauty
— FFS (@kaiturnskai) August 10, 2015
Coutinho goal was a bit special we be very lucky to keep him out of Barca’s clutches over next 2 seasons, looks made for em
— Moley (@Moley_LFC) August 9, 2015