Mohamed Salah 'Likes' Tweet Analysing Luis Diaz’s Disallowed Goal for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah 'Likes' Tweet Analysing Luis Diaz’s Disallowed Goal for Liverpool

Rene Otinga
October 2, 2023 at 7:35 AM
  • Mohamed Salah liked his first tweet in six years in a show of discontent at Liverpool's recent loss
  • The Reds suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur after being reduced to 9 men
  • Liverpool should have taken the lead but the VAR ruled Luiz Diaz's goal out for an apparent offside

Mohamed Salah appeared to have revealed his true feelings about Liverpool’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur as he 'liked' a controversial tweet - his first in six years.

Liverpool thought they had done enough to salvage a point against the North Londoners on September 30 after playing a large chunk of the game with nine men.

However, a Joel Matip own goal in the sixth minute of added time proved to be a sucker punch for the visitors.

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Mohamed Salah reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 30, 2023 in London, England. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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The defeat was made more painful by the fact that Liverpool should have gone ahead in the first half through Luis Diaz, whose effort was ruled out for offside by the Video Assisted Referee (VAR).

Refereeing body, PGMOL has since come out to admit that a 'human error' occurred and the goal should have stood, but that came too little, too late from a Liverpool standpoint.

Salah’s take on Diaz's disallowed goal

On X (formerly Twitter), Salah was not afraid of ruffling some feathers as he liked a tweet that appeared to suggest the VAR's decision was a poor one.

The Egyptian 'liked' a tweet from BeIN Sports where Andy Gray and Richard Keys analysed the goal, with many Liverpool agreeing with their assessment of the incident.

Meanwhile, VAR expert, Dale Johnson has stated that the error occurred because of miscommunication between the video official and match referee, Simon Hooper.

As Sports Brief also reported, the VAR incorrectly believed the on-field decision was that the goal was allowed to stand and this effectively led to a 'check complete', instead of an intervention as would have been the case if the official had realised the goal was ruled out.

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has described the game and the officiating as 'one of the most unfair circumstances and crazy decisions' he has ever seen.

Salah not among EPL top scorers after 7 games

Sports Brief also reported on the Premier League top scorers after 7 matches, with Manchester City ace, Erling Haaland currently leading the line.

Ollie Watkins’ hat-trick against Brighton on Saturday saw him climb to fourth on the list, while Son Heung-min kept pace with a goal versus Liverpool.

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