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Liverpool’s opening goal against West Ham came from the most obvious offside position we’ve seen all season

Mane put the Reds in front against West Ham, but how did the linesman fail to spot James Milner in a blatant offside position?

If Liverpool really are going to win the title this season, then perhaps we’ll look back at tonight’s game against West Ham as a pivotal moment.

Fielding a fairly weakened side against the Hammers at the London Stadium, Jurgen Klopp’s boys looked noticeably nervous in the opening exchanges.

In fact, West Ham had a couple of good early opportunities to go in front.

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But of course, in a blink of an eye, Liverpool went 1-0 up thanks to a lovely goal from the in-form Sadio Mane.

It was Adam Lallana – making just his third Premier League start this season – who did the hard work, strolling down the right-hand touchline and picking out James Milner, who was able to cross into the box for Mane.

The Senegalese then took a touch, turned and neatly struck into the bottom corner of the goal.

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The only problem was, Milner was blatantly offside when Lallana found him with his pass.

In fact, look at the pictures below, what on earth was the linesman even doing?

Milner is not only a good two yards offside, but was also about two yards away from the linesman.

Clearly, West Ham’s defenders were expecting the whistle to be blown, as their defence seemed to just switch off as the ball fell to Mane, allowing him to swivel around with ease inside the six-yard box.

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Anyway, West Ham were able to equalise soon after to make the score 1-1 at half-time.

The Reds would certainly like to win this one tonight though, as they go into it just two points ahead of title rivals Man City in the Premier League table.

Let’s keep this title-fight interesting, shall we?


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