Plenty of Liverpool fans took aim at journalist Duncan Castles after he claimed that the Reds got a couple of lucky breaks in the lead-up to Roberto Firmino’s winning goal this evening.
Castles tweeted (via @DuncanCastles) that, a few seconds before the goal, the ball last touched Sadio Mane before the Reds were awarded a throw-in. He then felt that Jordan Henderson could have been penalised for an alleged handball just before he set up Firmino for the winner. In response, The Athletic’s Liverpool reporter Simon Hughes cheekily tweeted the word ‘Parklife’ (via @Simon_Hughes__).
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) January 11, 2020
Despite Castles’ claims that the Premier League leaders were fortunate with the only goal of the game against Tottenham, Liverpool had 67% of possession to the home side’s 33% and had the lion’s share of first half chances (as per Sky Sports) on their way to collecting a 12th successive league win and a 20th out of 21 games in the division this season. However, they were grateful for a couple of gilt-edged late misses from Heung-Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso for Jose Mourinho’s side.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter ridiculed Castles after reading of his comments on the build-up to Firmino’s decisive goal:
Si, what has the world of journalism come to mate. Why are these people given a platform. Scandalous.
— Abs (@BigHeartPluto) January 11, 2020
Is the guy a wind up merchant? Too funny.
— Rumpel (@StiltskinMan) January 11, 2020
He’s got such issues.
— Matt Carrel (@MattCarrel) January 11, 2020
I’ve followed him just for the enjoyment of his meltdowns. pic.twitter.com/g9scbHBZb9
— Steven (@stevenm_LFC) January 11, 2020
He is embarrassing. It’s so funny.
— Juan01 (@bmadrid_11) January 11, 2020
When you have a throw in coach and oppositions fans are going mad over a throw in.. Also, still waiting for a revolution in English media where “journalists” like this are lucky to get paid for anything in life
— Andreas Jo (@andreasjo) January 11, 2020
Is he a Spurs fan now Jose is there or just anti Liverpool. Henderson did not handle the ball
— Emlyn Bellis (@honiara64) January 11, 2020
Do you think Castles is being sour in his assessment of Liverpool’s winning goal or does he have a fair point? Comment below with your views!
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