Liverpool turn it around
While it looked to be advantage Man City in the Premier League title race, Mohamed Salah & Jordan Henderson struck late to hand Liverpool all three points.
There’s not long left in the Premier League season and it’s really starting to heat up.
With Manchester City one point clear at the top of the table, Liverpool had the chance to go back top with a win over Southampton in the Friday night football.
Though, while they did just that, it initially didn’t go to plan at St Mary’s.
Saints almost swing the title race wide open
While Liverpool were very much expected to dominate proceedings, it started with a lacklustre performance from Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
So much so that it only took nine minutes for Southampton to open the scoring.
A brilliant cross from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg fell to Shane Long who, despite a very poor goal record, dispatched expertly into the corner of the net.
The pressure didn’t stop there, with Southampton remaining on top for a little while longer before Liverpool finally got to grips with the game.
That lead to a goal which caused quite a bit of controversy, but it wasn’t the only decision to do so.
Match officials take centre stage at St Mary’s
First up, Liverpool’s goal should not have stood due to an offside in the build-up.
Mohamed Salah was offside during one of the build-up stages, just before Naby Keita headed Liverpool level.
Though, that wasn’t the last of controversial decisions.
Naby Keita was not given a penalty after seemingly being clipped in the Southampton box, a decision that Liverpool fans thought went against them.
Though, other Premier League fans didn’t exactly agree.
Thankfully for Liverpool, it didn’t matter too much with goals from Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson securing all three points.
Keita goes down following a challenge from Yoshida but the referee is not convinced…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 5, 2019
Premier League fans react to offside and Keita calls
Despite Liverpool’s brilliant fightback meaning the decisions didn’t have consequences, the officials had a night to forget and social media let them know it.
Liverpool are going to hate VAR next season pic.twitter.com/81CUsbtmh3
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) April 5, 2019
Another offside one for Liverpool
— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) April 5, 2019
Be sound next season when offsides are counted in Liverpool games.
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) April 5, 2019
Can’t believe Liverpool have scored from an offside position, it’s so unlike them.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) April 5, 2019
Liverpool have gained around 15 points this season with offside goals. They’d be fighting for top 8 if we had VAR in the premier league. Salah clearly offside. Scandalous! #SOULIV pic.twitter.com/PO6M4uyEFj
— Jordan (@JordySloan) April 5, 2019
How can Keita NOT get a penalty?
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 5, 2019
What really pisses me off is how the only reason the ref could not have give a penalty to us is because he thought Keita dived. Which means it should have been a free kick and a yellow card. So how the actual fuck is it neither?!
We have the worst refs in the world.
— Rufus (@Rufus_LFC) April 5, 2019
Penalty vs Leicester and a penalty vs these not given from keita mate wtf are these refs problems with keita
— Harry (@HarryLFC2001) April 5, 2019
Yes Keita throws himself to the ground but Yoshida doesn’t get near the ball and clips him. Definite penalty.
— ~ (@7rivela) April 5, 2019
Dive from Keita. But of course, the unbiased @Carra23 says penalty.
— Craig (@mrcraigo10) April 5, 2019
I’m sorry but Jamie Carragher needs to take his rose tinted glasses off. Keita left his leg in and dived. Never ever a penalty. #SOULIV
— Stefan Doyle (@Stefan_Doyle) April 5, 2019