Brighton 0 – Liverpool 1
Liverpool collected three big points away at Brighton on Saturday in the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah won a second half penalty following a foul from Pascal Gross.
Salah stepped up to convert the spot-kick.
Liverpool moved seven points clear of Man City with the Brighton win.
Man City take on Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.
BBC Match of the Day call Liverpool ‘champions’
During the BBC’s Match of the Day broadcast of the Brighton versus Liverpool highlights, one piece of commentary stood out.
Jonathan Pearce had the Brighton vs Liverpool job, when he dropped the following line:
Have they got enough, Chris Hughton’s side, to get back in it against the champions?
So the BBC – who claim to uphold the values of fair and balanced reporting – are already calling Liverpool ‘champions’ on January 12th?
Man City conspiracy theories spread
Jonathan Pearce’s comment was throwaway, but it’s upset plenty of Man City fans.
With 16 matches left in the season, it wouldn’t be the greatest of shocks if Man City managed to claw back top spot from Liverpool.
Yet that’s not stopping people venting on social media that there’s a conspiracy to stop Man City winning the league.
Social media reactions
Lads have a listen to this
“Against the Champions”
— ℕ (@KepaRole_) January 12, 2019
illuminati confirmed pic.twitter.com/OCpIK7AU3v
— Dan Leydon (@danleydon) January 13, 2019
BBC init, 1-0 scrappy away win shown first because it’s Liverpool
— _Mathaiiss (@BernxdoBHA) January 12, 2019
— Osian (@ftblOsian) January 12, 2019
Are Liverpool currently PL champions? No he stated something totally incorrect and disrespected the actual champions nobody is saying anything is rigged so your Burton point is redundant
— MCFC 1894 ⛓ (@ManCityArmy1894) January 13, 2019
By the way, first on MOTD for Liverpool when it was a terrible game AND Jonathon Pearce called them champions – not biased.
— Harrogate Blues (@harrogate_blues) January 13, 2019
A commentator on MOTD called Liverpool “the Champions” during the Brighton game.
Obviously just a slip of the tongue and he meant “League leaders” but people are making out there’s a pro Liverpool agenda
— Josh (@KloppStyle) January 12, 2019