It must be tough being a Manchester City fan at the minute. The Citizens pipped The Reds to the title by a point last year but currently find themselves 22 points adrift of the leaders. Opening up to Sky Sports about the state of their campaign, Bernardo Silva has pointed to ‘VAR decisions’ when explaining the Liverpool lead.

Bernardo Silva has pointed to 'VAR decisions' when explaining the Liverpool lead.

Bernardo Silva has pointed to ‘VAR decisions’ when explaining the Liverpool lead. (Photo by Visionhaus)

City paid Monaco £43.6m for Bernardo Silva in 2017.

The Portuguese midfielder has gone on to become one of the most pivotal members of Pep Guardiola’s side.

His industriousness and determination wouldn’t go amiss in a Jürgen Klopp midfield and his technical ability is equally as impressive.

Despite his on the field virtues, his side find themselves streaks behind the league leaders at the minute, with the gap increasing to 25 points if Liverpool beat basement boys Norwich.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Silva opened up on their campaign:

“The Premier League has been a huge disappointment to be so far from Liverpool and now we have to fight for the second position.

“It’s very disappointing, no one expected us to be this far from Liverpool in January or February.

“If you look at the injuries we’ve had, the VAR decisions that never went our way and I’m not complaining, but in football, it sometimes goes your way and sometimes not.”

 

What RTK has to say

Kind of sounds like you’re complaining there Bernie.

VAR has become a touchstone for those that refuse to accept the brilliance of this Liverpool side.

Those pointing to the implementation of new technology in hope of dismissing Klopp’s achievements are sounding more and more like flat earthers every day.

It’s also quite convenient that Bernardo Silva has forgotten the amount of injuries Liverpool have contended with.

Whilst Guardiola has been without Laporte for a period, Klopp has had spells without Alisson Becker, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho.

Time to whip out the world’s smallest violin.

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