In all honesty, the fact VAR can ruin the moment of elation after goals go in, for both players and fans, is one of the reasons it’s so horrible.
But yesterday, unlike against Aston Villa, Manchester United and Watford, it worked out in our favour by correctly awarding Sadio Mane’s goal and then ruling out Neto’s for an offside.
The winger lost the plot when he fired past Alisson, dropping one of the strangest celebrations we’ve seen from an opponent at our ground – so it’s difficult not to smile when looking back at it now!
Fans on Twitter described it as karma for such an awful celebration, but we wouldn’t go that far!
Liverpool are now preparing for the Sheffield United game on January 2, going into 2020 with a 13 point lead at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand on both Leicester City and Manchester City.
Check out the video of the goal, courtesy of Sky Sports, and the fan reaction on Twitter, below:
💃| Poor Pedro Neto with the most energetic celebration ever for a ruled out goal…pic.twitter.com/xCWhI0BuuS
— The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) December 29, 2019
Tbh the wolves goal deserved to be ruled out for the scorer’s jazz hands celebration.
— W⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️rld Champions (@mdy3r) December 29, 2019
Wolves tbh worth losing that decision by VAR after that Neto celebration
— Moin H (@moinlfc) December 29, 2019
— Paul Brabin (@PaulBrabin) December 29, 2019
That #Wolves goal was disallowed for that awful Celebration by Neto, thought he was having a fit on the park.
— 🇮🇪ˢᶜ32ᴵᴱ🇮🇪 (@sc32ie) December 29, 2019
That wolves fella’s celebration looks pretty stupid now
— Alex Hill (@alexhill40) December 29, 2019
So that was Neto’s first goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers, but it was disallowed by VAR. At least now he has time to work on a better celebration when he scores his first real goal for the club. Up there with the worst I’ve ever seen on football 🙈 #Wolves #Neto #embarrassing
— Darren Taylor (@DarrenT_dj1) December 29, 2019