Kopites fans respond to salty De Rossi's 'long ball' comment

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 25/04/2018

Liverpool fans have reacted to comments credited to AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi which labels the Merseyside outfit a ' a long ball team'

Whatever game-plan Daniele De Rossi and his side had intended ahead of Tuesday kick-off at Anfield, it unravelled within a chaotic 68 minutes as Liverpool romped their way into a 5-0 lead.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all found the net in an outstanding attacking performance from Liverpool. Roma did manage to salvage some respectability with two late goals, but the Reds still carry a healthy advantage going into the return leg in Italy.

Rossi in a post-match reaction said: "Liverpool are strong, let's not forget, and they did very well, but we had 20-25 very good minutes at the start.

"They constantly went for the long ball, from any area of the pitch, and it's difficult to cover that space when there are players who are always faster than you. We got the feeling they were going over the midfield completely, so we couldn't intercept the ball."

Liverpool deployed the tactic far more than usual on Tuesday night and for a very good reason with Roma playing a bizarrely high line against Liverpool's rapid frontline. And, as a result, the Anfield fans had the perfect response to De Rossi's salty comment.