Gary Lineker issues verdict on Liverpool’s highly controversial penalty award in Palace win after VAR intervention

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Gary Lineker shared his thoughts via Twitter on Liverpool’s controversial award of a penalty in the latter end of the second-half at Selhurst Park, adjudging the decision incorrect.

The Reds were handed a late spot-kick, which Fabinho duly converted, though there was rightly some debate over whether the call should have been made in the first place in light of the change of direction the ball took prior Diogo Jota’s collision with Vicente Guaita.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went on to secure a 3-1 victory, narrowing down the gap between themselves and leaders Manchester City to nine points (with a game remaining in hand for the Merseysiders).

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From our point of view here at the EOTK, we find it hard to agree with Kevin Friend’s decision, despite it helping kill off the worrying degree of momentum the Eagles had built in the second-half.

As such, we have to sympathise with Palace fans rightly aggrieved by the decision-making on offer from the on-pitch official and VAR operators at Stockley Park.

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  1. How many penalties have Ref’s NOT given to LFC. The ONE time we get the “rub of the green”, every Tom, Dick, Harry, Mary, Jane and Sue has their tuppence worth. ALL I CAN SAY IS 3 – 1!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Well said my friend,when there is contact with a player,it’s penalty. The referee is not dumb,well judged…

  3. Liverpool is 9 points behind Manchester City because of refereing. They know Liverpool is the only team who can smash Man City in title. So they have done all things they can to deny wins to LFC. Yes,Mr isn’t it Mr Gary? Now they want to run rightly for great football in England…

  4. Clearly you don’t understand football mark berry try to tell me on what conclusion you think that was any chance of being a penalty.
    Regarding your 3-1 chant bit childish really

  5. Never penalty for me
    But how many penalties should we have had for example the game against the spurs

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