“Even VAR couldn’t save Liverpool” “Got exactly what we deserved“ – Fans react to FA Cup exit

27 January 2018

Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup after a dreadful 3-2 defeat against West Brom at Anfield, leaving Reds supporters extremely unimpressed.


Liverpool 2–3 West Brom

FA Cup Fourth Round, Anfield
January 27, 2018

Goals: Firmino 5’, Salah 78’ ; Rodrigues 7’, 11’, Dawson 45+2’,


Liverpool suffered a second straight defeat to exit the famous cup competition at the round four stage for the second season running.

It was an electric first 11 minutes as Roberto Firmino put the Reds ahead with a delightful chip, but Jay Rodrigues levelled just 68 seconds later before tapping in to make it 2-1.

VAR historically prevented West Brom making it 3-1 as Craig Dawson’s header was ruled out, and the video system then almost claimed an assist by awarding the Reds a penalty on review which Firmino missed.

It was soon 3-1 though, as Dawson volleyed into the far corner in first-half stoppage time to compound a farcical opening 45 minutes.

Mohamed Salah pulled one back with 12 minutes to go, scoring his first ever FA Cup goal and 25th of the season to set up a grand slam finish, but the Baggies held on to eliminate the Reds.

Here’s how supporters reacted to a chaotic but ultimately poor night at Anfield across social media and on our forums.

As expected, the impact of VAR was heavily discussed and majority of reviews were not positive

 

Liverpool’s lack of defensive quality and squad depth was discussed, as fans called for signings before the transfer window shuts

https://twitter.com/LFCHistoryShow/status/957370938156290048

“Lot of clearing to be done. Too many average players”
IndianScouser on the forums

 

And fans were extremely frustrated with the result as the Reds saw the last realistic chance of silverware pass by

https://twitter.com/KopJaffer_LFC/status/957367898875580416

“embarrassing performance by well everyone really.. including the manager”
Stevee on the forums

“Got exactly what we deserved from that game, which is absolutely nothing. Even a draw would have been papering over the cracks. “
MikeOscar on the forums

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