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Twitter reacts as Liverpool vs Tottenham ends in controversial referee decision

Liverpool vs Tottenham ended 2-2 after two controversial penalties were awarded to Spurs in the final five minutes plus stoppage time.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah opened the game with his 20th goal of the Premier League season. Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama equalised in the 80th minutes to leave the game on a knife’s edge. Four minutes later, Tottenham were awarded a penalty, but Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius made a dramatic save from a Harry Kane penalty to keep the game at 1-1. Minutes later, Salah scored his 21st Premier League goal with an incredible solo strike.

However, Liverpool’s win was not to be as Virgil van Dijk was adjudged to have taken done Erik Lamela in the penalty area. The call was made even more controversial when a video appeared online of the match’s linesman pumping his fist following the penalty being awarded.

Jurgen Klopp said following the match that the linesman “put himself in the middle” of the match by awarding the penalty. Harry stepped up to the spot after missing minutes earlier and struck a controversial equaliser.

Following the final whistle of Liverpool v Tottenham, Twitter reacted to the ending.

https://twitter.com/sportbible/status/960245902828023808

The draw leaves Liverpool five points behind second place Manchester United. Tottenham remain two point back of the Reds.

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