LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 4, 2018: Assistant referee Eddie Smart tries to impose a penalty for Tottenham Hotspur onto referee Jonathan Moss during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Robbed”, “Disgusting officiating”, “A whole new low” – Fans react to Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham

Liverpool supporters were left fuming after referee Jonathan Moss presided over two penalty calls to ensure a 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham

Premier League, Anfield
February 4, 2018

Goals: Salah 3′, 90+1′; Wanyama 80′, Kane (pen) 90+4′

Anfield played backdrop to some sublime attacking play and some controversial refereeing decisions as the Reds and their top-four rivals saw out a dramatic draw.

Mohamed Salah benefited from a sloppy backpass from Eric Dier to put the hosts ahead after just three minutes, and Jurgen Klopp‘s side dominated throughout the first half.

But a thunderbolt from Victor Wanyama levelled the scores after the break, before a questionable decision from Moss provided Harry Kane with a chance to put Spurs ahead with a penalty.

Loris Karius made the save, however, and Salah’s wonderful solo goal looked to have secured Liverpool three vital points, before Moss struck again to gift Kane his 100th Premier League goal from the spot.

Here’s how supporters saw Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Anfield on Twitter, Facebook and our forums.


Salah was given sympathy after his heroics…

“Salah should be playing alongside the best not the sluggish millie hendo. Wijnaldum overrated ox. He should be playing alongside the very best midfield maestros.”

Deeq Abdinoor on Facebook.


Moss and his assistants rightly came in for criticism…

“Been a worse refereeing performance at Anfield in the last 20 years?”

kingoftown on the forums.

“This was robbery pure and simple.”

Fullmetal on the forums.


And the overall feeling on the result was mixed…

“Based on general play, take the point and say thank you tonight.”

brush85 on the forums.

“We lost our identity in this game by giving Tottenham too much respect which we didn’t give in our victory against a much better side in Man City. Too defensive minded by the manager in this game to have only about 30% in possessions playing at home at ANFIELD is unacceptable. The draw actually flattered us, sad for me to say; even though the penalty was debatable at the end :(… Anyway, on the positive side is, we didn’t lose.”

Michael Chang on Facebook.

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