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POST MATCH: Liverpool 1-0 Napoli (UCL 11/12/18 8pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 84 45.7%
  • Alexander-Arnold [off 90’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Matip

    Votes: 5 2.7%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 30 16.3%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 19 10.3%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 4 2.2%
  • Milner [off 85’]

    Votes: 4 2.2%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 23 12.5%
  • Salah [GOAL 34’]

    Votes: 12 6.5%
  • Firmino [off 78’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Keita [on 78’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fabinho [on 85’]

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Lovren [on 90’]

    Votes: 2 1.1%

  • Total voters
    184
  • Poll closed .


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Caradoc

Guest
Yes for 2nd yellow not a straight red no intent to play the ball and was reckless

Without question ....... it was a definite yellow ....... ! The referee was ....... well ....... I won’t say it ....... but I know what I think he was and it was more than just incompetent .......... I’ll restrict myself to the word ‘Cyclops’ .........
 

FGred

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
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Van Dijk’s tackle on Mertens was only worthy of a card because of the elevation of his foot. When he commits to that tackle Mertens foot hasn’t even hit the ground yet and he’s less likely to get stepped on and injured if he leaves it off the ground like that. Was a strong tackle but zero intent. Depends on how you look at it

I also thought Mertens wasn’t hurt and made it worse than it was he seemed to recover fairly quickly I know I got studs on my shin like that I did not recover I was subbed as I thought it was broken but you watch straight after the tackle he was wide eyed and not hurt but when the ref got his card out, he was then holding his shin as if it was snapped in two and notice his hands were slightly lower than where the studs landed, clearly he was trying to get VVD sent off
 

Flobs

FADA
Joined
Apr 20, 2015
Messages
9,227
I also thought Mertens wasn’t hurt and made it worse than it was he seemed to recover fairly quickly I know I got studs on my shin like that I did not recover I was subbed as I thought it was broken but you watch straight after the tackle he was wide eyed and not hurt but when the ref got his card out, he was then holding his shin as if it was snapped in two and notice his hands were slightly lower than where the studs landed, clearly he was trying to get VVD sent off
I clearly saw his ankle go over, that hurts. If it was me I would have had an ankle the size of a football within 5 mins. Some get over that type of thing quickly but it hurts at the time. As it was his ankle then yes it was below where VVD hit him. He even limped off the pitch. Perhaps he made more of it than it was necessary for him, who knows? What I am sure of is it hurt!