What Diogo Jota was spotted doing after seeing Oliver Skipp at full-time in the Anfield tunnel on Sunday
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What Diogo Jota was spotted doing after seeing Oliver Skipp at full-time in the Anfield tunnel on Sunday

Diogo Jota was spotted apologising to Oliver Skipp in the Anfield tunnel after forcing the Tottenham Hotspur player off with an injury on Sunday.

Jota and Skipp were involved in one of the games biggest talking points during a heated game last weekend. A high boot from the Liverpool man was judged to be a yellow card, while Spurs thought it should have been a red.

Either way, the 22-year-old was forced off the pitch as Jota’s boot drew blood from his head. With the Portuguese forward going on to score the last-gasp winner, Spurs boss Ryan Mason in particular was incensed.

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But it seems that there was no animosity carried over from either player. As seen on LFCTV’s Inside Anfield series, Jota approached Skipp in the tunnel at Anfield after the game.

Putting his hands together to ask for forgiveness, the Liverpool man was spotted making a beeline for his Spurs counterpart. Reaching him, Jota claps hands with Skipp and gives the young midfielder a hug, which Skipp reciprocates. Nice to see.

Jota and Skipp let it go

In our own opinion, Jota was lucky to stay on the pitch following the challenge with Skipp. It was a reckless challenge from our No.20 and could have been worse for the Spurs man.

Having said that, Mason wanted to claim that the moment was the match’s turning point. With his side 3-2 down at the time and with just five minutes to go, that won’t stand up in court.

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Besides, it’s worth pointing out that Skipp himself was lucky to be on the pitch. His challenge on Luis Diaz during the first-half was a potential ankle breaker.

Had he seen a red card for that, few would have complained. At that stage Liverpool were three goals to the good and with plenty of time to go. Now that would have been a game-changer.

But this is football. You win some, you lose some. There was plenty of heat in Sunday’s game but all that matters is that these things don’t boil over after the game.

Thanks to the level-headedness of both Jota and Skipp, this can now be put to bed.

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