It’s usually hard to tell if something is a dive when it’s viewed in slow motion. It can make any contact seem minimal and the reaction from the player more ridiculous.
Jurgen Klopp has already picked up a booking for his furious reactions in this game, and he didn’t seem too pleased about this either.
In fairness, it does look like Sadio Mane goes down very easily:
— J.B. (@Citizen_baker) November 27, 2019
— Out of the Caves ?? (@OutOfTheCaves) November 27, 2019
There is a slight touch on him, but it’s nowhere near enough to justify that kind of tumble. These fans took to Twitter to show their anger with the Liverpool man:
Biggest cheat in the league along with Salah, biggest cheat since Ashley Young
— Neil_K (@NK_ESQ) November 27, 2019
Shocking yet again. that’s a pen in PL for them.
— John 1878 Brennan (@chinney78) November 27, 2019
— Horlocks Left Peg MCFC (@BigHardDave1) November 27, 2019
They need to start punishing divers Mane and Salah seem to be two regular offenders it’s getting silly now
— Kiam MCFC (@kiammcfc) November 27, 2019
He dived again
— Wozza (@wozza64mcfc) November 27, 2019
It’s noticeable that it’s fans of other teams who seem to be having a go at him, but something needs to be done about players going down too easily like this. Unless they start getting booked, it will continue.
You would also think that VAR would be on hand to overturn any decisions where a dive leads to a penalty, but we’ve seen the system is reluctant to overturn decisions at times.