It was a pretty decent evening for Virgil van Dijk, wasn’t it?
The new Liverpool signing introduced himself to the Anfield faithful by scoring the winning goal against their bitter rivals Everton in the FA Cup third-round clash.
But while VVD’s dream debut made all of the headlines, there’s one incident in the first-half that everyone is talking about.
You’ve probably watched Roberto Firmino’s coming together with Mason Holgate on the 39th minute countless times now, and we’ve all been wondering the same thing.
What was said between the two?
In a moment of red mist, Holgate and Firmino tussled for the ball near the touchline, which resulted in the Everton youngster pushing the Brazilian over the advertising hoardings and into the crowd.
The pair then exchanged some angry words, but neither player was booked for the incident – although referee Bobby Madley said he’ll mention it in his match report.
Watch the moment below.
According to eagle-eyed viewers who are skilled in Portuguese, Firmino apparently said to Holgate: “Ce ta Louco? Ce ta Louco? Filho da puta” which translates to: “Are you crazy? Are you crazy? Son of a b**ch.”
However, Holgate spoke to Madley at full-time, as did Everton director of football Steve Walsh, accusing the Liverpol forward of making racist comments during the scuffle.
The incident will be in the hands of the Football Association once Madley submits his official report.
Liverpool said they would “fully co-operate” in any investigation.
A spokesperson said: “The club and player will fully co-operate with the relevant authorities to ensure the facts are established in a thorough manner if deemed necessary or requested.
“Whilst the process is ongoing we will making any other comment.”
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