Before a ball had even been kicked, Erling Haaland told Liverpool that he would be scoring a hat-trick against the Reds and sink us 3-1.
Well, he was very wrong. Jurgen Klopp’s men ran out 2-0 winners in Austria and Red Bull Salzburg will find themselves in the Europa League for the remainder of their campaign.
Haaland’s cocky prediction is made even more hilarious by the fact the young Norwegian appeared to throw a tantrum after Mo Salah put the Reds two to the good…
Confidence is very important for top strikers in the game, but knowing when to speak and when to not is also a good quality to have!
So often do players shoot their mouths off before playing Liverpool and live to regret it… Haaland is our latest victim, not the other way around, and he clearly isn’t the happiest of bunnies right now.
After all this, some Reds supporters have taken to social media to express their delight at the over-confident forward’s prediction falling flat on its face.
Here are some of the best reactions we’ve found on Twitter:
Hahahahaha @ErlingHaaland 😜😜😜😜😜😛😛😛😛😛😋😋😋😋😋😋
— JOSEPH Jeevanz (@GabrielJeevan3) December 10, 2019
Salzburg should've started Haaland tonight.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 10, 2019
Erling Haaland vs Liverpool | Full Match Highlights | 10/12/19 | pic.twitter.com/OoaoUYRXZW
— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) December 10, 2019
Haaland was cocky saying he would beat LFC scoring 3 goals himself with a smile. Son stay humble. This ain’t Jurgen’s first rodeo. He got subbed out with only 1 shot on goal and 0 goals to his name.
— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) December 10, 2019
Haaland has done a prime Lovren with that pre-match interview.
— Matt (@FalseFMatt) December 10, 2019
Erling Haaland said he'll score a hat-trick against Liverpool, predicting a 3-1 win 🤣
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 10, 2019
Liverpool reminding why they are European champions. Majestic from Van Dijk. Made Haaland look like a bus with no breaks. Another captain’s performance from Henderson. Moved on to a new level this season. Passing range seems to have increased. Keita glided through that. Superb.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) December 10, 2019