Liverpool were stunned by Fulham who lead twice at Craven Cottage before settling for a 2-2 draw, but fans were furious that an apparent foul on Jordan Henderson was missed by VAR.
Fulham started their first game back in the Premier League in style, and Liverpool couldn't settle into the game as Jurgen Klopp was taken aback by the intensity of their opponents. After waves of pressure from Marco Silva's side, Aleksandar Mitrovic headed them in front, but Liverpool were convinced there was a foul in the build-up.
Henderson looked to have been clattered into inside the Fulham half, and he stayed down clutching his foot while the hosts counter-attacked and ultimately took the lead. The Liverpool players swarmed the referee, but the goal stood despite protests.
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Although it was a shock to the system that Liverpool didn't beat Fulham on the opening day, the newly promoted side deserved to end the game with a point. But it may not have gone that way if Henderson's foul was picked up, and fans turned to Twitter to vent their frustration.
One fan said: "Yeah sorry, why is that not a foul on Henderson lol?" Another added: "How is VAR not looking at the foul on Henderson?"
And Liverpool fans were particularly unhappy when Steve McManaman agreed with the decision, as they began to turn on one of their former stars. One angry fan wrote: "Clear foul on Henderson in the build-up. But it’s okay as Steve McManaman said he didn’t mean it. F***, it’s a foul. Accident, late, clumsy, or not. VAR incompetent or worse."
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Another was unhappy with the commentator, as they added: "'The tackle on Henderson was an accident so you can't give a foul for that? I have not missed listening to McManaman."
Henderson almost got his own back as his strike deep into injury time cannoned off the crossbar as Liverpool were inches away from stealing three points. But Fulham also hit the woodwork in an end-to-end match.
Liverpool may not have won the match, but new signing Darwin Nunez did continue to impress as the Uruguayan grabbed a goal and assist off the bench. Nunez has big shoes to fill in the absence of Sadio Mane, but has scored on his first two appearances in a red shirt.
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