Liverpool fans will not have been happy with referee Paul Tierney as he blew for half-time after just 54 seconds of the one minute added on were up.
Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue but the Reds were in the middle of an attack led by Sadio Mane after a rushed through ball by Xherdan Shaqiri.
Given recent comments by Mark Clattenburg, you’d have expected the match officials would have been a bit more careful in the big game this weekend.
The rules state that the full added time should be played – as a minimum, so why Tierney chose to blow up for half-time a few moments too soon is beyond us!
Take a look at the image below:
There will be a minimum of one minute added time 👀 pic.twitter.com/IO7jzrRmDc
— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) January 17, 2021
Ok. Bullshit decision from referee Paul Tierney to blow for h.t. before the minute he added was up. Perplexing.
Refs don't like attacks to advance as the whistle is imminent, but actually plenty of time to see that Mane run develop. Not suspect though, just a bit shit#LIVMNU
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) January 17, 2021