The Reds were extremely unlucky to lose last night. Not in the least because the pivotal moment of the game was a glaring refereeing error. Jose Callejon lept to the ground and into Andy Robertson on his way down, the referee for some reason saw this as just cause to award a Napoli penalty. The incident was reviewed by VAR but was determined to not have been a “clear and obvious error” despite the penalty decision being a very clear and very obvious error. The Reds missed their own chances and could’ve had their own penalty when Mo Salah refused to go down in the first half.

Dries Mertens scored the Napoli penalty.

Dries Mertens scored the Napoli penalty. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Napoli penalty determined the game. There has been much controversy surrounding the decision with the general consensus being that it should never have been given. Liverpool have every right to feel aggrieved as the game was finely balanced up until that point and in the last 10 minutes before the incident, Jürgen Klopp’s boys had looked the more likely to score.

Twitter has reacted to the farce, with football fans from all over out to voice their opinion on diving, VAR and the good omens associated with losing away to Napoli.

Sports writer Paul Tomkins was exasperated by the decision, pointing out how Liverpool had a much better shout for a spot kick in the first half

Italian beIN Sports journalist Tancredi Palmeri was quick to say his compatriots had gotten very fortunate with the decision.

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Reds fans were keen to keep morale high, encouraging the team to just crack on with the next game.

VAR failed in more way than one for Liverpool as it didn’t bring back the penalty for a retake, as this account highlighted.

Outlet Futhead poked fun at the theatrics.

One Red got it right, just look for silver linings.

Sometimes you just need to drown your sorrows.

And of course, there were conspiracy theorists that have watched way to many films.

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