The Reds are absolutely miles ahead at the top of the Premier League and people absolutely hate it. Jürgen Klopp‘s side have a 14 point lead over Manchester City in second place, with a game in hand over the current champions. Of course, the rest of the country is jealous and as such we have seen “tainted title” trend on Twitter – even some City fans are against the hashtag.
The trend was likely incited by the weekend’s use and non-use of VAR. At Selhurst Park, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off for a dangerous challenge after the VAR intervened to overturn the original decision of a yellow card.
Whilst at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Andy Robertson slid in and won the ball ahead of Japhet Tanganga, catching the defender with the follow through. If anything, Robbo was fouled but of course that doesn’t matter to ‘neutrals’.
Throughout the season we have seen LiVARpool brought up quite a bit, despite stats showing that we are VAR neutral in that we’ve had as many goals chalked off for us as the opposition have against us.
This weekend was the last straw for some jealous ‘football fans’, the Tainted Title trend on Twitter has been greeted with glee by Kopites.
One Kopite was enjoying lapping up the fume from Citeh fans.
— Naveen K (@NavnLFC) January 12, 2020
Another couldn’t quite believe that grown adults were actually participating.
— George (@GeorgeOwxn) January 12, 2020
This Red joked about how much other fans claim VAR misses in our games.
— Cryptic (@lfcjoe6) January 12, 2020
Even Man United fans thought the trend was a bit much, this supporter was magnanimous.
As a United fan, we heard it all from penalties at the stretford end every week to Howard Webb is a United fan. Just all bollocks. Liverpool have been miles the best team this season, dunno how anyone can question it. #TaintedTitle
— Daniel McCalmont (@MacDan19) January 12, 2020
Are City fans really the ones to talk about tainted titles?
— Chris (@6_timesred) January 12, 2020
— Stanley House 6️⃣ (@StanleyHouseLFC) January 12, 2020
Thankfully, the Blues do have some sane supporters.
Not getting behind this #taintedtitle hashtag.
Makes us look bitter and a little bit silly, the league table never lies.
— The MCFC Discord (@mcfcdiscord) January 12, 2020