Richard Keys Claims Liverpool’s Winning Goal Against Fulham Was Allowed Due to Kop End Bias
Controversy Surrounds Liverpool’s Late Winner Against Fulham
Pundit Richard Keys has made a bizarre claim that Liverpool’s late winner against Fulham was allowed to stand due to bias towards the Kop End. Liverpool came from behind to secure a 4-3 victory over Fulham, moving them ahead of Manchester City in the title race.
Late Goals Secure Victory for Liverpool
In the 86th minute, Liverpool was trailing 3-2 before Wataru Endo and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored two quick-fire goals to secure the three points. However, controversy arose regarding the winning goal as Kostas Tsimikas appeared to unfairly challenge Bobby De Cordova-Reid, leading to Alexander-Arnold’s goal.
Pundits Disagree on Foul
Discussing the match on beIN Sports, Richard Keys and his fellow pundits, including former Liverpool star Jason McAteer, believed that the goal should have been disallowed due to a foul in the build-up. McAteer stated, “I thought there was [a foul]. Tsimikas didn’t win the ball – he barged into the player. It’s a brave call to disallow that, but for me, that’s a foul.”
Keys Suggests Bias Towards Kop End
Richard Keys had a different perspective, suggesting that the goal was allowed to stand because it was at the Kop End. He stated, “It’s only not a foul because it’s at the Kop End.”
Fulham Boss Accepts Defeat
Interestingly, Fulham boss Marco Silva had no qualms about how his team lost the game. He acknowledged Liverpool’s quality and stated that his team had control of the game until the late goals. Silva praised his players for their performance and expressed confidence in their ability to earn points in future matches.
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