Liverpool got off to a blistering start against Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off round.
The Reds surged to a 3-0 lead within just 21 minutes at Anfield, and the start sent fans wild but there was one fan shouting loudest on Twitter who you might like to hear from – Jon Arne Riise.
Good luck boys @LFC â½ï¸European nights at Anfield!!! Nothing better 👏🏻👏🏻😅 YNWA!— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 23, 2017
The left back played a whopping 348 games for Liverpool and won the Champions League with them in 2005 – so it’s unsurprising the Norwegian is something of a fan.
For Liverpool’s latest exploits in Europe, a deflected finish from Emre Can as he ran onto Sadio Mane’s neat back-heel gave them the lead.
Naturally Riise was over the moon.
Get in you beauty!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔝— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 23, 2017
But, just eight minutes later, there was cause for celebration again – as Georginio Wijnaldum’s shot bounced off the post and into the path of predatory new signing Mohamed Salah.
Hold up though John, there’s more.
Within three minutes it was Can, the 23-year-old German, who pounced onto Roberto Firmino’s clipped ball to the back post – after the Brazilian had ran onto another back-heel from Mane.
If there’s one thing that pleases a 36-year-old Norwegian football retiree – it’s silky football by Liverpool.
Game, set, match!!! What a freaking start this is!!! Boys are fired up! No jinx, but CL here we come â½ï¸👏🏻🔝— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 23, 2017
If only every game had this running commentary…