You can say what you like about VAR… but that won’t excuse falling asleep at vital moments.
Fulham, rock bottom of the Premier League after a torrid run, were showing real signs of improvement at Anfield on Sunday.
The away side had already spurned a golden chance to go ahead when Ryan Sessegnon shot wide when through on goal.
But then just before half time a hugely controversial moment took place.
Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home, only to see the offside flag raised.
While the Fulham players were remonstrating with the referee and coming to terms with the decision, Liverpool capitalised.
In one swift counter attack involving Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mo Salah was suddenly through and bearing down on goal after the Cottagers tried to play him offside.
Salah unsurprisingly kept his composure, where Sessegnon didn’t, to give the Reds the lead.
But should Fulham feel very aggrieved?
Replays showed the decision was unbelievably tight, with Mitrovic perhaps being played onside by Andy Robertson.
Ultimately their pain was compounded by not only going 1-0 up, but finding themselves 1-0 down instead.
While it was highly contentious, this was an advert for playing to the whistle and concentrating 100% at all times.
The ruthlessness of the Premier League…
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