Liverpool: Supporters will fume over footage of Diogo Jota foul ahead of Southampton goal

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Liverpool supporters will be feeling pretty angry today after rewatching an incident that took place during their last match. 

With the Premier League title race speeding towards a conclusion, the Reds travelled to Southampton to play their penultimate game of the season.

A defeat would have secured a league triumph for rivals Manchester City, so when the Saints took a lead through Nathan Redmond, Liverpool fans would have been feeling rather nervous.

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That fear would have turned to rage, though, upon seeing footage in the build-up to the goal which seems to show Diogo Jota clearly being fouled by Lyanco shortly before the ball is given to Redmond, who then scores.

The images were uploaded to Twitter (originally aired on Sky Sports) and it’s hard to understand why a foul was not given – which would have put an end to any counter-attacking threat from Southampton.

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In the end, the incident didn’t come to cost Liverpool any points. Indeed, Takumi Minamino levelled the scores just 14 minutes after his side conceded. Joel Matip then claimed a winner in the 67th minute – which means the title race will be decided on the final day of the season.

Despite the conclusion of the game, at the time of the foul, fans would have been pretty worried. Indeed, manager Jurgen Klopp certainly wasn’t happy at all. He was spotted on the sideline furious that both referee Martin Atkinson and the VAR failed to pick up on the incident.

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Speaking after the game, he made his point in no uncertain terms, telling Sky Sports (via the Mirror): “For me, it was a foul. But we have been in a similar situation when Martin Atkinson has not given a foul on one of our players and [Marcus] Rashford scored a goal, it was exactly the same. Afterwards, he said yes we could have spotted that, but who cares?”

With all that in mind, Reds supporters will be pretty angry that their title hopes could have come to an end this week due to some questionable officiating.

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