Jamie Carragher appeared very impressed by a Roberto Firmino contact throughout the first half of Liverpool vs Aston Villa on Saturday, nonetheless, not everyone was so enthusiastic.
The rating was locked at 0-Zero throughout this level within the recreation – earlier than Villa broke the impasse via Ollie Watkins on 43 minutes.
Dean Smith’s facet had solid an assault in direction of the Kop Finish at Anfield, however a clearance from the Liverpool defence despatched the ball hovering into the sky.
It lastly got here down across the centre circle and was plucked out of the air by Firmino, who managed it completely after which started to push forwards himself.
Reds legend Carragher reacted to the contact by elevating his voice and saying: “Ohhh, wow.”
However some observers on social media didn’t see it as one thing to get fairly that enthusiastic about.
Firmino was quickly concerned in an even bigger controversy as VAR dominated out an equaliser for Liverpool.
The Brazil striker thought he had cancelled out Watkins’ opener when he poked dwelling from close-range in first-half stoppage time.
Trent Alexander-Arnold performed a diagonal ball to Diogo Jota, who raced to the byline and reduce it again to Mohamed Salah.
The Egypt ahead laid it off to Andy Robertson, whose blocked shot fell to Firmino to shoot previous Emiliano Martinez.
Nonetheless, VAR adjudged Jota to be offside by the slightest of margins within the build-up to the objective.
It’s the second tight VAR offside name in as many days as Willian Jose had a objective disallowed by the narrowest of margins in Wolves’ 1-Zero over Fulham.
Simply after half-time, Mo Salah did discover the web to make it 1-1 regardless.