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Liverpool: Fans mock title rivals for lodging complaint about Michael Oliver after defeat at Anfield

Liverpool: Fans mock title rivals for lodging complaint about Michael Oliver after defeat at Anfield

Plenty of Liverpool fans on Twitter have taken aim at one of their rivals in the Premier League title race following events at Anfield last weekend.

As reported by the Daily Mail and tweeted by @AnfieldEdition, Manchester City have made a formal complaint to PGMOL chief Mike Riley over the performance of match official Michael Oliver in their 3-1 defeat to the Reds on Sunday.

The Daily Mail noted that the Premier League champions felt they should have been awarded two penalties for alleged handball offences, one of which occurred just before Fabinho scored Liverpool’s opening goal.

Also, visiting manager Pep Guardiola approached Oliver immediately after the full-time whistle and said “Thank you, thank you so much” in what seemed an ironic manner, having berated fourth official Mike Dean during the game. [via Daily Mail]

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The Daily Mail added that Guardiola tried to deflect post-match questions about the officials’ performances, advising journalists to put such questions to Riley instead.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter mocked Manchester City over their reported official complaint about Oliver:

What did you make of Oliver’s refereeing on Sunday and do you feel that Manchester City’s grievances are legitimate? Comment below with your views!

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