Liverpool suffered their first league defeat in 44 games this weekend. The Reds were thoroughly beaten by a Watford side who completely deserved their three points.
The Reds went into the game with the ability to set the all time consecutive win record, they left empty handed and licking their wounds.
Despite the loss, the mood in the Liverpool fan base has been somewhat optimistic. Kopites have swiftly moved through the stages of grief, after reaching acceptance the lads have quickly reached ‘have a laugh about it’.
Thankfully, Scousers were blessed with a caustic sense of humour – there’s no point dwelling on the defeat, particularly when we’ll still win the league with ease.
It’s time to just have a see the funny side of it and get on with the business of winning the title with a record amount of points. We still love these Reds and we will do until the end. Liverpool fans on Twitter have been having a laugh about and finding consolation in the first defeat.
Transalpino found consolation in the fact that we won’t be reminded of the day every year, thanks to daylight savings.
How Incredibly thoughtful of Klopp and the reds
Losing on a leap year so it wont pop up on our facebook memories for 4 years
Love this club 😂
— Transalpino(Official) (@TransalpinoO) February 29, 2020
Another fan joked about the level of celebration we’re likely to see from the rest of the league.
The rest of the league celebrating the ‘Liverpool lost their first match of the season’ trophy pic.twitter.com/ve6IeCK8lk
— Jarred (@JarredLfc) February 29, 2020
Whilst this fan made light of how big of a result the defeat was for Arsenal supporters.
Liverpool – That night in Istanbul
Man Utd – That night in Barcelona.
Chelsea – That night in Munich.
Arsenal – That night Watford beat Liverpool.
— – (@lfcrealtalk) February 29, 2020
Micky Quinn invoked the late, great Bill Shankly. His words ring truer than ever.
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) March 1, 2020
A neutral fan made sure that the might of this Liverpool side wasn’t overlooked because of one defeat.
Credit to Liverpool. To play 28 league matches, and win 26 is unprecedented. And 44 games unbeaten isn’t a number to be derided. And the sheer dominance of the league this term? Incredible. The players are human, the body sometimes lets go even when the mind refuses to lose.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 1, 2020
Whilst this Kopite was immediately looking ahead to the end goal.
Happy Sunday Liverpool FC fans around the world! Remember who we are and remember where we’re going! League title is coming home! Come on you reds!! pic.twitter.com/FFoIffxLGM
— Foy (@FOY_L4) March 1, 2020
The Anfield Wrap put it best. These Reds mate.
22 points clear at the top of the League
106 points from the last 111
One premier league defeat 45
Up the Reds
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) February 29, 2020