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‘Weak decision’ – Some Liverpool fans were fuming despite Man Utd win

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‘Weak decision’ – Some Liverpool fans were fuming despite Man Utd win

Liverpool ran out 2-o winners in their grudge match with Manchester United to all but seal the Premier League title.

An early header from Virgil van Dijk and a late second from Mo Salah sealed a valuable three points for the Reds in front of their home fans.

Van Dijk

Van Dijk saw his goal ruled out by VAR. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Reds dominated the first half despite United starting quite well and were rewarded by Van Dijk’s towering header.

They went into half-time 1-0 to the good but things could have been different.

Virgi van Dijk had a second goal disallowed for what was adjudged by VAR to be a foul on David De Gea. It looked soft on some replays, with both Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher struggling to see much wrong on commentary.

It was the big talking point at the break and Graeme Souness went on something of a rant about things too.

The Liverpool fans, too, were feeling a bit annoyed with the decision as plenty of them took to Twitter to voice their concerns.

It seems it wasn’t just Neville and ‘Carra’ who had an issue with the decision. The Reds fans were seemingly furious with what they believed was a perfectly good goal being ruled out.

 

 

Got away with one – TBR View

There’s little doubt that De Gea got away with one here. Yes, Van Dijk did jump into him and some will argue he knew what he was doing. However, the Spanish stopper has to be stronger.

He needs to be claiming that ball, not just dropping it. Furthermore, Victor Lindelof should have dealt with the loose ball as well.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: David de Gea of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

It summed up a bit of a disastrous first period for United, to be honest.

For Liverpool, though, they march on. They are now Premier League champions-elect and could well go the season unbeaten if things carry on as is.

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