During the Liverpool vs. Everton match, a rarely-made decision left everyone watching slightly confused.
On Saturday afternoon, Liverpool hosted their local rivals, Everton, at Anfield for the first Merseyside derby of the Premier League season.
Everton put up a spirited performance, but the turning point occurred just before half-time when Ashley Young was sent off.
In the end, two goals from Mohamed Salah in the last 15 minutes secured a 2-0 win for Liverpool.
Towards the end of the match, there was a decision from the fourth official which left TNT Sports commentators and fans watching at home confused.
Fourth official Thomas Bramall initially had 10 minutes of added time on his board.
He then made a last-ditch change and only showed nine minutes.
TNT Sports commentator Darren Fletcher was left puzzled by the fourth official’s decision.
However, the fourth official’s late change of heart will not be the decision that angered the Everton fans the most after Liverpool centre-back Ibrahima Konate escaped a second yellow card after fouling Beto.
On the back of that incident, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp instantly made a substitute asKonatewas replaced by Joel Matip.
Speaking about the incident, Klopp admitted Konate could have easily been sent off.
He said to BBC Sport: “Ibrahima, could have gone, yes.
“We got lucky with that one!”
Jurgen Klopp admits that he pulled Ibrahima Konaté after the Liverpool defender didn’t pick up a second yellow for his foul on Beto.
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“It could have happened obviously and then we took him off and from that moment we were solid and compact.”
Klopp added tobeIN Sports: “We took him off because of that, of course.
“I didn’t see it back, I saw it in the situation and I saw so many football games and saw yellow cards in moments like this. We got lucky probably. We took him off and what is even more important is Joel played a sensational game.”