Riyad Mahrez appeared to crib about Salah’s goal while using a phone on the bench during Liverpool vs Man City in the Premier League.
The match between Liverpool and Manchester City is now in the books. The heavyweight clash had been hyped for weeks once the fixtures were made known and the game delivered. The 3-1 scoreline in favour of Liverpool is deceiving and does not show how City dominated for larger parts of the match.
Liverpool showed incredible resilience to continue their supremacy at the Anfield where City have not beaten them in the last 16 years. However, to some, it appeared that Liverpool were extremely lucky with some of the close decisions.
In the 6th minute of the match, Trent-Alexander Arnold’s hand was struck by the ball. However, the appeal was denied and Liverpool immediately scored to take the lead. Just 7 minutes later, Mohamed Salah converted a brilliant cross from Andy Robertson to double the lead.
However, much like the first goal, questions over the legitimacy of the second rose. Many suspected that the goal had come from an offside and the goal should not have stood. It appears now that perhaps City player Riyad Mahrez also feels the same.
Riyad Mahrez appeared to crib about Salah’s goal while using a phone on the bench
Mahrez, an unused substitute in the match, was caught showing City assistant coach Mikel Arteta and others a replay of the goal on a borrowed mobile phone. You can watch the video here:
— Football Survivor (@footiesurvivor) November 10, 2019
Riyad Mahrez on Manchester City's bench showing his teammates Mo Salah's 'offside' goal. pic.twitter.com/Yz53acMeNF
— 360Sources (@360Sources) November 10, 2019
There were some however, who were more concerned with Mahrez using a phone on the bench despite it being against the rules.
Question- Mahrez just looked at a phone on the bench. Genuinely thought that was against all rules with betting etc?
— Green Duck Beer Co (@greenduckbrew) November 10, 2019
Who was that giving their mobile for Mahrez to show everyone on the City bench? Presumably showing the replay of handball claim. Is phone access allowed? #LIVMCI
— MyFootballOpinion (@NeverBeenSacked) November 10, 2019
Liverpool are now 8 points clear off their nearest opponents. City on the other hand, are in an unfamiliar position with both Leicester City and Chelsea ahead of them by a single point. Liverpool now look primed to win their maiden Premier league title. However, with 26 more games left, the competition is far from over.
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