Man Utd fan’s tweet goes viral: A Manchester United fan’s tweet has gone viral after he compared the reactions of Liverpool’s fans towards fouls.
Liverpool proceeded to the round-of-16 of the Champions League after a win against Napoli last night. Jurgen Klopp’s side clinched a narrow 1-0 victory over the Napoli, as Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the game before Alisson made an incredible save to secure a berth in the next round.
However, Carlo Ancelotti commented on Liverpool’s rash display on the field, and stated that Virgin van Dijk should’ve been sent off.
“I saw the video, it was a red card,” he said. He also talked about the introduction of VAR in the Champions League to decide such fouls, stating that it will be for the benefit of the game.
“When VAR comes in the Champions League, it will be great,” Ancelotti said.
Meanwhile, a Manchester United fan tweeted about the change in the tone of Liverpool fans after they defended Virgil van Dijk’s foul.
Manchester United fan’s tweet goes viral:
Manchester United will play Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend. As the date for the game nears, United fans have geared up for social media banter.
A United fan took a dig at Liverpool’s fan after he reacted to the foul by Virgil van Dijk. He took a screenshot of the fan’s reaction after Sergio Ramos fouled Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final last season, and wrote, “Liverpool fans in a nutshell.”
The screenshot showed a contrast in reactions. While the LFC fan severely criticised Sergio Ramos for the foul on Salah, stating his shock at Salah still having his arm unbroken, he wrote, “Football has gone soft,” on van Dijk’s foul at Mertens last night.
Here’s the tweet:
Liverpool fans in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/ZomjkPn4Qp
— dan 🔰 (@United__Dan) December 11, 2018
The tweet naturally triggered a lot of Liverpool fans, who stated the difference in the severity of the fouls.
Liverpool will host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday night. Jose Mourinho’s side is currently 6th in the league, and will play their final Champions League game of the group stages against Valencia later tonight.
Next week you’re going to have every Liverpool fan cheering on Everton and every Manchester City fan cheering on Manchester United. It really will be Merseyside vs Manchester. Title races do some strange things to people.
— Sibs 🔰 (@SibsMUFC) December 8, 2018
Manchester United have already qualified for the round-of-16 of the tournament, as they beat Young Boys 1-0 on the fifth game-week.
De Gea or Alisson? Would United fans swap De Gea for Alisson? Would Liverpool fans swap Alisson for De Gea? There’s your answer. Both clubs very happy with their keepers. Who’s better arguments really belong in the Sun
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) December 12, 2018
On their last visit to Anfield, both the sides played a 0-0 draw, while United defeated Liverpool on their return leg to Old Trafford.
G Neville: “Lukaku vs Liverpool? No, I’d go with the mobility. I’d go with the ones that have been playing. The Lukaku who played at the World Cup for Belgium could make this team easily, but the Lukaku who has played for United this season is lacking confidence.” #mufc [Sky]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 11, 2018