Liverpool have just proved another old internet truism

We all knew that the internet loves cats. Last week, Bayern Munich proved it by revealing that the most effective Instagram post they had ever produced centred around a cat selfie.

This week, here’s another internet truism: the internet loves kids’ reactions. The proof: Liverpool FC.

The Reds gave local school children the opportunity to come to the club and commentate on a Mohamed Salah goal, but little did they know that – once they’d screamed ‘GOAL’ – the man himself would jump through a paper screen and surprise them for real. The thousands of likes and millions of views across multiple platforms show it’s an internet hit.

It’s a heartwarming scene, watching children come face to face with their hero in such an unexpected and dramatic manner.

But it’s also something Liverpool have previous with. Earlier this season, some other school children were surprised by trio Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The kids’ joy at meeting the Brazilian duo was tempered only by their apathy towards the England man, leading to some good-natured ribbing in the national press.

It’s all in good fun, of course, but just as Bayern Munich proved that the internet loves cats, Liverpool are proving that priceless reactions are still a stock in trade of internet virals.

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