“The game has gone mad”: Roy Keane slams the decision to exclude Roberto Firmino’s strike over Virgil van Dijk’s challenge on David de Gea, while Graeme Souness insists that Dutchman’s challenge has been “honest”
- Roy Keane claimed “the game went crazy” after Liverpool’s goal
- Virgil van Dijk contested a high ball with David De Gea and committed a foul
- Graeme Souness agreed with the former united man and said he was “honest”
Roy Keane said on the incident that led to the suspension of the first half of Roberto Firmino for Liverpool against Manchester United.
The Brazilian apparently doubled the Reds’ lead immediately after Virgil van Dijk and David De Gea fought over a high ball. However, despite the celebrations, the goal was canceled after a review by the VAR determined that the Dutch defender had committed a foul on the United goalkeeper.
“It was a huge turnaround,” Keane said in the half-time break on Sky Sports.
Roy Keane claimed that “the game went crazy” after Roberto Firmino’s goal was rejected
A VAR check stated that Virgil van Dijk had committed a foul on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea
The challenge divided opinion in the Sky Sports studio while Van Dijk barely touches the goalkeeper
‘Because he was not allowed this goal is beyond me. I can’t think about it. He put his eyes on the ball that De Gea has already done before, I think there is a sweetness for him. The game has gone crazy. ‘
Experienced colleague Graeme Souness also reacted after former Manchester United left back Patrice Evra believed the foul was the right decision.
Evra said to Keane and Souness: ‘It’s a foul. Touch De Gea with your head. “
Graeme Souness agreed with Roy Keane and called the Dutchman’s challenge “honest”
Souness challenged the Frenchman and said: ‘He has never looked at the goalkeeper, he has his eyes on the ball.
In no case is it a foul. If you’re talking about VAR as some sort of magnificent computer that’s perfect in every way, it’s a human mistake and they don’t know what they’re doing, that’s the bottom line.
‘It’s ridiculous. How much more honest he could be in his challenge. ‘
Liverpool failed to extend the lead during the remainder of the first half and the second goal was rejected for offside. Midfielder Gini Wijnaldum went offside just before hitting the ball past the Spaniard on United’s goal.
Mohamed Salah secured the victory by scoring Liverpool’s second half in suspension to finish all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men.