While Liverpool fans often find delight after seeing their bitter rivals Manchester United lose, this match up gave them further reason to soak it up.
Feyenoord possess two former Liverpool player in their ranks, with both playing their part in the Dutch side’s 1-0 victory over United.
Captain Dirk Kuyt remains a firm favourite in the red half of Merseyside after a six-year spell at Anfield.
His 71 goals in 285 appearances included a famous hat-trick against United in a 3-1 win in March 2011. And was hoping for a similar experience at the De Kuip on Thursday evening.
Believe it or not, the Australian spent five years at Liverpool after joining from Middlesbrough.
After failing to nail down a first choice spot, Jones made just 27 appearances, none in the Premier League, between 2010 and 2015.
Feyenoord is the keeper’s third club since leaving after brief spells at Bradford City and another Dutch side NEC.
The Liverpool supporters weren’t too disappointed to see the two depart after Jones failed to make an impression and although adored, Kuyt performed poorly in his final campaign.
Yet, they were delighted on Twitter to see Jones, who did well to keep out a late powerful free-kick from substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic, keep a clean sheet and Tonny Vilhena’s strike prove enough for the Rotterdam club to triumph over Jose Mourinho’s men…
Man Utd lost to a team with Brad Jones in...— Dan (@FormidableRed) September 15, 2016
Brad Jones, not only a lovely man but also a hero today YNWA mate, we haven't forgotten you. @Brad_Jones1— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) September 15, 2016
so now Brad Jones a freebie has stopped 110 million pogba hahaha unreal— Mark Edwards (@thenaughtibear) September 15, 2016
Well done to Dirk Kuyt, Brad Jones & Feyenoord for humbling José Moan-rinho, who seems to think the #EuropaLeague is beneath him.— Sarah James (@SJview) September 15, 2016
United couldn't even score against Brad Jones lol— ABS (@RonaldosPrime) September 15, 2016
I bet Brad Jones and Dirk Kuyt enjoyed that one haha well in boys.— Jake杰克 (@Reynolds99Jake) September 15, 2016
Kuyt still haunting Man U And also they couldn't score against Brad Jones Absolutely class— Liam meadows (@meadows_liam) September 15, 2016
Here I was thinking Dirk Kuyt is somewhere raising his grandchildren and he's captaining a team that smacks Man U— Dry Bones (@_6_Legend) September 15, 2016
Lovely stuff from Kuyt and Jones. Jones in net was a class!— Stefan Gannon (@stefangannon) September 15, 2016
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