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Post Match: Liverpool v Brighton (EPL 30/11/19 3pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 5 4.1%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 33 27.0%
  • Lovren

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 109 89.3%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 17 13.9%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 12 9.8%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 4 3.3%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Votes: 11 9.0%
  • Salah

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Mane

    Votes: 6 4.9%
  • Lallana

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Origi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Adrian

    Votes: 4 3.3%

  • Total voters
    122
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FGred

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Anyone actually watch the match clock from the time of the red card to play being restarted? 75:45 to 78:32. Almost 3 mins to restart play. A bit of time wasting happening at setting the wall, Atkinson had enough of it and restarted play.

Lesson learned, don't fuck about if you're going to set a wall for a FK. If you're going to do so, step up to the ball to force Atkinson to talk to you if something needs to be said
An ex referee today said VAR should have cancelled the goal because Atkinson should have applied the new rule that the opposition players are not allowed in the wall but there were 3 there Atkinson knew this and still whistled for Dunk to take the kick now for all the people that keep defending referees if that wasn’t blatant cheating by him then I don’t know what is?
 


Red_Jedi

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An ex referee today said VAR should have cancelled the goal because Atkinson should have applied the new rule that the opposition players are not allowed in the wall but there were 3 there Atkinson knew this and still whistled for Dunk to take the kick now for all the people that keep defending referees if that wasn’t blatant cheating by him then I don’t know what is?
So true. This is what is infuriating about VAR.

Simple rule var should have picked up.
 

FGred

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An ex referee today said VAR should have cancelled the goal because Atkinson should have applied the new rule that the opposition players are not allowed in the wall but there were 3 there Atkinson knew this and still whistled for Dunk to take the kick now for all the people that keep defending referees if that wasn’t blatant cheating by him then I don’t know what is?
I am not sure but isn’t Atkinson in the VAR room for the Everton game if so watch out for loads of controversial decisions?
 



Lowton_Red

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An ex referee today said VAR should have cancelled the goal because Atkinson should have applied the new rule that the opposition players are not allowed in the wall but there were 3 there Atkinson knew this and still whistled for Dunk to take the kick now for all the people that keep defending referees if that wasn’t blatant cheating by him then I don’t know what is?
Spot on:

Law 13: "If, when a free kick is taken, an attacking team player is less than 1 m (1 yd) from a ‘wall’ formed by three or more defending team players, an indirect free kick is awarded."

Shouldn't twatkinson be sanctioned for failing to correctly apply the laws of the game?
 

Semmy

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We should only be sooooo lucky.

At any length it shouldn't come to this. Too much time spent mucking about getting the wall organized, boys should be kicking themselves for being so disorganized including the player in the armband for not leading it.
 



Falcon51

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Curious. If you had to guess, would you say our front three have more or fewer goals and assists this season than at the same point last season?
Sorry I’m late on an answer. I’m not sure about this time last year as I became a first year fan around the end of November ! Watching them play since then, they seem to have been in a slump lately, or the other teams are making it harder for us. I just get this feeling they haven’t been playing up to their past level especially Mo who has fallen off even before his injury.
 

Alright Now

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Sorry I’m late on an answer. I’m not sure about this time last year as I became a first year fan around the end of November ! Watching them play since then, they seem to have been in a slump lately, or the other teams are making it harder for us. I just get this feeling they haven’t been playing up to their past level especially Mo who has fallen off even before his injury.
No worries and thanks for the reply. If I’m doing the math right, interestingly, the front three have more goals and assists than they did at the same point last year.