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Fans reacts to Liverpool penalty vs Leicester

Social media reacts as Liverpool benefits from controversial penalty decision vs Leicester

December 26, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Reds successfully extended their lead by converting another spot-kick against the Foxes.

Football fans on social media have expressed mixed feelings over a penalty decision which went in favor of Liverpool in the Boxing Day clash with Leicester City. The Reds were handed the opportunity to extend their lead in the night's encounter which concluded with them extending their lead atop the table to 13 points.

After successfully annihilating the threat of the Foxes who were breathing down their neck in second place, Jurgen Klopp's men sent a huge statement across with a 4-0 win inside the King Power Stadium. A double from Roberto Firmino and a goal apiece by Trent-Alexander Arnold and James Milner ensured that the European champions rest at the summit of the Premier League table with 52 points out of a possible 54.

Nevertheless, the buildup to the latter's goal has sparked a debate on social media with a section of fans maintaining the view that the penalty against Soyuncu should not have stood. The defender had the ball hit his arm from a cross but was seemingly moving his arm out of the way before it made contact. Still, referee Martin Oliver upheld his initial decision following a brief consultation with the Video Assistant Referee.

With the day's outcome, Liverpool now ranks as the only club in Europe to have establish an early title charge while leading its closest rival with double figures. The Reds' lead could be extended further to 16 as they still have a game in game in hand away to West Ham.

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