Liverpool fans are hammering Alan Shearer for what he said about Lallana’s penalty

It was quite a tight Merseyside derby at Anfield on Friday night.

Liverpool and Everton met in a third-round clash after a hectic Christmas fixture schedule and both teams seemed very up for the game, with both Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce fielding strong XI’s.

Virgil van Dijk made his debut, while Sadio Mane was also included from the start despite the fact he was in Ghana only 24 hours earlier.

It was a game littered with controversial incidents and the first came courtesy of yet another dubious penalty decision. Yes, again; they’re becoming quite the theme of English football at the moment.

Everton youngster Mason Holgate was adjudged to have fouled Adam Lallana despite the fact that he barely made contact just inside the box, with the Liverpool man throwing himself to the ground.

James Milner converted to make it 1-0, with most Reds fans stating that is was simply karma for the very harsh penalty handed against Dejan Lovren on Dominic Calvert-Lewin in their Premier League meeting.

And, on Twitter, one man was getting a lot of stick for his opinion on both penalty incidents; BBC pundit Alan Shearer.

He was furiously lamenting the decision to award Lallana a spot kick but when it was Calvert-Lewin’s turn previously, Shearer was adamant that Lovren was at fault.

Hypocrisy at it’s finest.