By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool have lost 4-0 to Mainz less than 24 hours after beating Barcelona 4-0 – prompting a wave of amusing Twitter posts.
The mighty Barcelona, who included Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano in their starting XI, were comprehensively dispatched by a virtual full-strength Liverpool team at Wembley on Saturday.
Less than 24 hours later, a largely second string Liverpool team were humbled by the Bundesliga outfit, who were managed by Jurgen Klopp for seven years.
In the Barcelona game, which was held at Wembley, Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a tidy finish before a Mascherano own goal, Divock Origi strike and Marko Grujic wonder header saw them demolish the European giants.
The Mainz match was almost entirely contrasting, with little for Liverpool fans to smile about and they were suitably goaded by their rivals on Twitter.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Liverpool fans pic.twitter.com/ALm060vCaN
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) August 7, 2016
Seems all the Liverpool fans haven't logged into Twitter today then 🐸☕️
— Charlie Carver (@GoonerCharles) August 7, 2016
Hey liverpool fans its just a preseason game isn't it?
— Jim kesh (@vivagundogan8) August 7, 2016
Funny how quiet Liverpool fans have gone lmao
— Lewis Jones (@Lewisneiljones) August 7, 2016
Do Liverpool fans change their lightbulbs? No, they just talk about how good the old one was.
— #LegitBoss (@wordsbysk) August 7, 2016
Liverpool fans shhhhhhhh🙊
— kerri smart (@CasualSmarty) August 7, 2016
Only Liverpool could go from beating Barcelona 4-0 at Wembley to losing 4-0 to Mainz under 24 hours later..
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) August 7, 2016