To say Jurgen Klopp wasn’t happy with referee Craig Pawson today would be putting things mildly.
Liverpool seem to have lost their grip on second place with a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, falling victim to a Marcus Rashford brace in the first-half. An own goal virtue of Eric Bailly wasn’t enough to turn the tide for the Reds after the break.
Nevertheless, the Liverpool boss couldn’t help feeling hard done by with as many as five incidents being up for serious debate.
Klopp lamented after the match: “I think it was a clear penalty by Fellaini on Sadio Mane, you need to get decisions like these. The tight decisions – we didn’t get them.”
You have to say that on another day and with another referee, Liverpool win themselves a spot kick.
LIVERPOOL FANS & KLOPP BEMOAN REFEREEING DECISIONS
Nevertheless, it wasn’t to be with Kopites also bemoaning Rashford avoiding a yellow card for celebrating in the crowd, Ashley Young going unpunished for pulling down Mohamed Salah and Antonio Valencia dodging a red card for a high challenge.
There are arguments for and against Pawson’s decisions, yet you can see why Liverpool fans are feeling aggrieved when you put them all together.
And one fan in particular, or potentially a group of supporters, have made their feelings known about the Premier League official with some cheeky behaviour online.
FANS THOROUGHLY EDIT CRAIG PAWSON’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE
The 38-year-old’s Wikipedia page was swiftly edited after the full-time whistle with his location of birth, the team he supports and his biography all being altered.
Take a look at screenshots of the change below:
Craig Pawson's wiki page haha pic.twitter.com/99U1OiQ7db
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) March 10, 2018
Someone has edited Pawson's wiki page here haven't they?
Tell me they have… pic.twitter.com/B8zbbfj2UC
— Phil B (@TotalLongo) March 10, 2018
Craig Pawson's wiki has already been changed! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NSRTkvh0Uq
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 10, 2018
In actual fact, Pawson was born in Sheffield and supporters Sheffield United but there you go.
It’s far from the first time that fans have edited somebody’s Wikipedia page after a controversial match and you could say that Pawson has got away lightly here.
The episodes in question will no doubt be debated amongst fans all day and thoroughly dissected on Match of the Day, but it shouldn’t take away from what was an intriguing and closely-contested fixture.
You do have to wonder what would have happened if Liverpool did win that penalty, though…