Why is it that even when Liverpool cruise to wins, as we do basically every single game in the Premier League, some elements of the media try to discredit it?
When will they realise a team with 70 points from a possible 72 this season and 97 of the past 99 available are probably just very good?
Last night, Sky Sports co-commentator Don Goodman tried to suggest the penalty we won in the first-half v West Ham was ‘soft’.
Divock Origi was six-yards out, and was swiped out by two defenders either side who didn’t get the ball.
It’s about as stonewall a penalty as you can get. There were even calls to suggest Roberto Firmino handled it in the buildup, which he absolutely did not.
Reds on Twitter united in their outrage at Goodman – who must have been watching a different game.
Never mind. The reality is that even John Moss saw this one and that Mo Salah stuck the resulting penalty into the bottom corner.
We’re now 19 points ahead, with the possibility of making it 22 at home to Southampton on Saturday.
Just logged on to make this point as it's fucking outrageous! Origi turns his man, has a clear shot at goal 5 yards out, one tries to foul him and the other wipes him out. Even when LFC finally get a penalty it's discredited. It was about as blatant as you'll ever see. Crazy. https://t.co/BP6VBCuPBb
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) January 29, 2020
Who’s that idiot co-commentating on the Sky coverage? Very, very soft penalty? Is he joking?
— Brian Durand (@BrianDurand56) January 29, 2020
Who was the knobhead doing co comms on Sky? Saying the penalty was very, very soft and that he wouldn’t have given it if he was reffing. One of the more blatant penalties I’ve seen all season.
— Eoin (@caffers3) January 29, 2020
The commentary on the highlights on sky Sports saying the pen is soft hahahaha stone wall penalty you clown
— Ryan Unsworth (@RyanUnsy94) January 29, 2020
I was laughing at the screen, Don Goodman I think, seemed to double down the more obvious it looked with every replay
— Michael (@m_salmon) January 29, 2020