Liverpool were being vaunted as the 'people's champions' just a few games ago but, judging by the prevailing mood in the twittersphere after their catastrophic 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, not everyone shared that view.
The sensational draw at Selhurst Park not only put a serious dent in Brendan Rodgers' side's hopes of ending the club's league title drought but it also gave gloating internet humorists a glorious chance to have a dig.
— Trendsmap Manchester (@TrendsManc) May 5, 2014
"we don't let this slip" pic.twitter.com/YSlhlzvtF7
— Abu Al-Baik (@M_Ullah) May 5, 2014
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) May 5, 2014
— Baz Devine (@Bazdefc) May 5, 2014
Support line for Liverpool fans: 0800 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-3 — The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) May 5, 2014
IT’S THE ANTI-ISTANBUL! — Andy Dawson (@profanityswan) May 5, 2014
It could be said that some Liverpool fans had it coming though, given some rather premature business ventures that have been on show of late.
Tony Pulis proved to be Liverpool's nemesis and like any arch-schemer worth his salt, he is capable of pulling off a supremely evil laugh.
Gerrard and Pulis… pic.twitter.com/Yj4kyr4BDy
— Footy Laughs (@Footy__Laughs) May 5, 2014
And he may be able to do this too.
On a more serious note, over in Denmark there was no doubt about who the finger of blame should be pointed at.
Meanwhile, all the excitement apparently got to Glen Johnson, as he posted an ill-advised tweet about the performance (his? Liverpool's?) before backing it up with a jibe about armchair know-it-alls. Needless to say, he got hammered for the rush of blood to the head.
Michael Owen, who must have turned off his telly with 11 minutes to go at Selhurst Park, also appeared to suffer from something of a brain freeze with this tweet. Outstanding?
A helping hand was always required from Aston Villa or West Ham. That's still the case. Win, lose or draw, Liverpool have been outstanding. — michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 5, 2014
And finally, for a man doing his best to hide from the world, Luis Suarez certainly managed to feature in quite a few photos on the night. Here's one more teary pic to keep you going until next week.
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