Liverpool: Many fans felt the Reds got lucky with Genk’s disallowed goal

Liverpool: Many fans felt the Reds got lucky with Genk’s disallowed goal

Liverpool ultimately enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 win away to Genk in last night’s Champions League clash, but had the officials to thank for taking a 1-0 lead into half-time.

On 26 minutes, Junya Ito’s cross into the penalty area was headed past Alisson by Mbwana Samatta, who wheeled away to celebrate. [via Sky Sports]

However, the referee whistled to disallow the goal, with the incident subsequently referred to VAR. After a 90-second wait, VAR agreed with the on-field decision, judging that Ito was marginally ahead of Andrew Robertson in the build-up and therefore offside. [via Sky Sports]

Liverpool’s official Twitter channel @LFC notified its followers of the decision once it was confirmed.

Genk had threatened the Reds’ defence on a couple of occasions prior to that disallowed goal, with Alisson called upon at one stage to deny Paul Onuachu with a close-range save. Indeed, the visitors had gone almost 20 minutes without recording a shot after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s second-minute goal, as per WhoScored.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter felt that their team got away with it when the officials ruled out Samatta’s goal:

Do you think Samatta’s first half goal should have stood or were the officials right to disallow it? Join in the discussion by commenting below!

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