Liverpool went into their game against Hoffenheim knowing it was one of the biggest games of their season, and they went into it full throttle, rushing to a three goal lead before the German side managed to get one.
Liverpool had one foot in the next round and the draw on Thursday by the start of the second half and showed exactly why people said they had one of the best attacking line ups in football at the start of the season.
The question of Philippe Coutinho was still looming large, but the Reds showed that they don’t need him as much as people may have thought, and their attack was potent against Hoffenheim – as was the pressing from the whole side.
There are of course still questions over the defence, as there always seems to be with Liverpool and they did let their opponents get in a fair few chances, all bar one of which they missed.
Here’s the best of the reaction from the first half.
The best of Twitter
Third liverpool goal was sexy
— Craig Williams (@Craigw3224Craig) August 23, 2017
— Onefootball (@OnefootballEN) August 23, 2017
Liverpool’s attack is flawless but their defence is a shambles. Hoffenheim have come close a number of times
— (@SimplyBarrow) August 23, 2017
Liverpool is this you yh? pic.twitter.com/8VshGjC5Sl
— Onyx (@Uwadoka_16) August 23, 2017
@TimeformUSfigs when did Liverpool morph into Barca? You watching this?
— f moskowitz (@freddymo2) August 23, 2017
THAT IS LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL FUCKKK
— Henry_Lai (@lfchkfans) August 23, 2017
Just my luck to be missing one of Liverpool bet performances of the season so far
— Chris Carter (@chriscarter_13) August 23, 2017
Liverpool I swear to god if you sit back and stop trying to absolutely humiliate them I won’t be happy
— n (@ThatHendoSkip) August 23, 2017
Jesus Christ Liverpool are on a tare.
— Cam Kerr (@Kerr0000) August 23, 2017
Appreciate Liverpool’s 3rd goal!
— Jon Meeney (@JonMeano8) August 23, 2017
— Ekine Moseph (@ekine4) August 23, 2017