The best social media reaction to Liverpool’s win over Barcelona, including a tweet that quickly backfired, plus a World Cup squad announcement and an iconic goal – all in Social Shots.
In our new regular feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football in the past 24 hours. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared…
This aged well.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 7, 2019
We feel like we’re on first name terms with Cuneyt Cakir by now. That man seems to be everywhere.
Fair play to Cuneyt Cakir for refereeing every single Champions League game I've ever watched.
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) May 7, 2019
It was a brilliant performance by Alisson against Barcelona, but even so, it appears that Liverpool paid way too much for him.
During the semi-final between Liverpool and Barcelona, it was said in commentary that Alisson was "worth his weight in gold".
He weighs 91kg, and gold is around £31,000 per kg – which gives him a notional worth of £2.8 million.
Liverpool paid £67 million.
— bet365 (@bet365) May 8, 2019
Mo Salah was dressed for the occasion.
Caption included. pic.twitter.com/UFo7LNCTdg
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 7, 2019
What must Philippe Coutinho be thinking right now?
January 2018: Coutinho leaves Liverpool to win the Champions League.
May 2018: Liverpool make UCL final
May 2019: Liverpool make UCL final
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) May 8, 2019
Vidal’s nightmare situation
Few Barcelona players will be feeling the pain of last night’s defeat more than Arturo Vidal…
After Barca’s first leg win, Arturo Vidal was asked about a potential Liverpool comeback. His response:
“I will donate my left testicle if Liverpool qualify & the right one to Real Madrid fans that supported them” pic.twitter.com/6XSNjUglT6
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) May 8, 2019
The unlikely hero
Divock Origi was asked to step up when Liverpool needed him most on the big stage, and he certainly delivered. Which is more than can be said for one entire big-spending club.
Divock Origi has scored more goals in European Cup / Champions League semi-finals than Paris Saint-Germain.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) May 7, 2019
End of an era
The Champions League final just won’t be the same without them. Are we coming to the end of an era?
Karma for Ziyech
Ajax star Hakim Ziyech loves a nutmeg… and his teammates loved seeing him being on the receiving end of one for once.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 8, 2019
World Cup squad announcement
England have unveiled their squad for the upcoming Women’s World Cup with the help of some famous faces.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 8, 2019
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) May 8, 2019
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 8, 2019
I am so honoured to announce that @lucybronze has made the squad for the World Cup. 🙌🏽
A Right Back to a Right Back, A friend and someone who continues to shine and make me so proud! Go smash it ⚽️🇫🇷 @Lionesses #BeReady pic.twitter.com/31UBe4IhLF
— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) May 8, 2019
— Nikita Parris (@lilkeets) May 8, 2019
On this day…
One of the most iconic goals ever scored by a keeper happened on this day 20 years ago. It was the goal that kept Carlisle United in the Football League, but not only that – it sealed Jimmy Glass’ place in football folklore.
On this day 20 years ago, Jimmy Glass did this… pic.twitter.com/5D9vyWBDxN
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) May 8, 2019