News From Liverpool: “End of the cycle confirmed” – Liverpool fans lament Real Madrid “reality check”

Anfield hosted a mammoth occasion, as the Reds looked to gain revenge for last seasons final defeat in Paris.

A breathless opening 45 minutes saw Liverpool go 2-0 up through goals from Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, only for two goals from Vinicius Jr to level the scores.

Madrid then obliterated the Reds in the second half, with Eder Militao heading home and Karim Benzema burying a quickfire double.

It was a humbling evening for Liverpool and supporters were quick to provide their honest thoughts on social media after the game.

The Reds started so well, but the events that followed showed the real gap in quality between them and then reigning European champions:

A brutal defeat.End of the cycle confirmed in the most emphatic possible way #lfc

Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) February 21, 2023