Today couldn’t have gone any better, really…
Not only did Liverpool cruise to a 4-0 win over Brighton, when we only needed a draw, but Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle went and did us a massive favour by smashing Chelsea at St. James’ Park, which made our job a nerveless one.
It would have been nice for Spurs to lose, but they beat Leicester 5-4 in a genuine Premier League epic to clinch 3rd place ahead of us!
Thankfully though, Harry Kane only got two and finished second behind Mo Salah in the Golden Boot race!
Liverpool fans lapped it all up like fine wine, naturally!
Here’s some of our favourite tweets from the afternoon as Reds celebrated consecutively qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since Benitez’s reign, thanked our former manager for his contribution and lauded the world’s best player Mo Salah!
.@ChelseaFC have blocked us, so they won't see this – but we'd like to wish them luck in next season's Europa League anyway.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 13, 2018
The Kop chanting Rafael Benitez's name with Newcastle 2-0 up against Chelsea
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) May 13, 2018
Rafa Benitez hates Chelsea more than we do.
— – 🇺🇦 (@AnfieldRd96) May 13, 2018
Benitez and Chelsea in the Europa League – the love affair continues… pic.twitter.com/5QEgYt28aB
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) May 13, 2018
Rafa Benitez masterclass. Once a Red always a Red.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) May 13, 2018
It will be a crime against humanity if Benitez doesn't win Manager of the Year. Man has taken a potentially mid table Championship club to the top half of the table, got results vs. grossly overpowered teams including a pure thrashing of Chelsea today.
— 👑32⚽ (@AnfieldAn) May 13, 2018
At this point, there can be no doubt that Rafa Benitez has devoted his life to continually finding new ways to make Chelsea supporters dislike him.
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) May 13, 2018
Delighted for Solanke. Great confident boost before the season finishes.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 13, 2018
✅Salah gets new PL record
✅Solanke gets first goal for LFC
✅Robertson gets first goal for LFC
✅Reds qualify for Champions League pic.twitter.com/we8TpHhGaQ
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) May 13, 2018
Absolutely made up for Solanke there. Deserves that goal after a really tough season. Brilliant moment for the guy. What a finish.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) May 13, 2018
Solanke and Salah sending Chelsea to the Europa League…😂 pic.twitter.com/dvqMGleiUi
— Furious Firmino (@FuriousFirmino) May 13, 2018
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 13, 2018