Premier League fans react to controversial Southampton vs Liverpool decisions

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.

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.

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