Glen Johnson suggests karma for Sturridge handball opener on Twitter

Glen Johnson

Liverpool have beaten Sunderland 3-1 at The Stadium of Light. But Daniel Sturridge's opener was controversial ... reminding Glen Johnson of a Darren Bent special from 2009.

Liverpool went into half-time against Sunderland absolutely cruising after two goals in quick succession from Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez - his first since returning from his mammoth suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic last season.

In the end Liverpool went on to win 3-1, with Luis Suarez scoring another in the 90th minute.

And one player in particular was extremely happy with the result at half-time.

Glen Johnson is currently out of the side, after suffering an ankle injury against Manchester United. He had the cast taken off the affected joint a week ago, but is still in no position to return to action - so was watching the game instead.

And at half-time he sent a cheeky Tweet.

The first Liverpool goal had a suspected element of handball about it, well nothing suspect at all - Sturridge handballed it.

He came at the ball with a header but instead the ball definitely hit his arm before beating Kieren Westwood in the Sunderland goal-mouth.

But Glen Johnson felt karma played a role in the goal, making up for this moment of madness in 2009…

Darren Bent’s strike cannoned off a beachball, deflecting it beyond the despairing Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal.

And Johnson’s Tweet seemed to suggest this was retribution for those events…

 

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