Manchester City are now nine points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table after Jurgen Klopp’s side secured all three points at Anfield on Sunday.
Trevor Sinclair and Robbie Savage were left fuming on Twitter as Liverpool recorded a 3-1 win over title rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.
Moments before Fabinho had opened the scoring for the home side with a brilliant long-range strike, City were complaining that they should have been awarded a penalty because of a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the penalty area.
When Fabinho’s goal went into the back of the net, VAR had a look at the decision and then opted against ruling out the Liverpool man’s goal and awarding the away side a spot-kick instead.
During the game, former Premier League players, Sinclair and Savage took to their personal Twitter accounts to comment on the officials opting against awarding a spot-kick, with Sinclair especially annoyed, as there were even some expletive tweets from the former winger, which have not been posted.
Handball what you saying VAR— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 10, 2019
Tough ask 13 v 11— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 10, 2019
Fair play to Liverpool, great goal to make it 3-0 but goals change games and VAR hasn’t improved the @premierleague it’s destroying its appeal and spectacle for the fans— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 10, 2019
Wow how is that not a handball , incredible scenes , then Fabinho 1-0 ,, keeper no chance ! 08085909693— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) November 10, 2019
Amazingly enough, City have dropped down to fourth in the Premier League table as they are now nine points behind the current runaway leaders.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are sitting in second place, eight points behind his former club, as this title race is now Liverpool’s to lose.
Whilst they will have memories of Man City’s comeback during the second half of last season, Klopp and his players will be well aware that they cannot allow themselves to let this lead slip now.