Man City conspiracy theories spread as BBC Match of the Day call Liverpool ‘champions’

Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-0

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

Also see: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah accused of cheating vs Brighton.

Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update after Brighton 0 – Liverpool 1.

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