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Alan Shearer slams Paul Tierney and explains why Darwin Nunez Liverpool goal was ‘totally wrong’

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Liverpool left it late to win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday after a last-gasp Darwin Nunez goal.

Alan Shearer has claimed Nottingham Forest have every right to feel aggrieved about Liverpool’s 99th-minute winner at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s side scored in the final moment of the match after Darwin Nunez headed home after being brilliantly picked out by Alexis Mac Allister. This represented a 14th goal of the season in all competitions for the Uruguayan forward, who has been criticised by many throughout the season.

Forest were left furious at this goal and protested after the full-time whistle due to what occurred shortly before the game’s only goal. Tierney awarded an uncontested drop-ball to Caoimhin Kelleher after the Reds’ goalkeeper collided with Ibrahima Konate from a corner kick taken by the home side. The game was stopped, as is always the case with head injuries, though the Tricky Trees were not allowed to regain possession, and Kelleher was presented with the ball under no pressure.

A period of one minute and 50 seconds then passed before Liverpool found themselves with a late corner, from which they scored in dramatic fashion. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could not hide their anger at the full-time whistle, and Shearer believes the Premier League strugglers were on the wrong end of an appalling decision.

“He’s dropped a big clanger, Paul Tierney,” said the Newcastle United icon on Match of the Day. “He’s got it totally wrong. It’s a corner to Forest late on, and Konate gets a head injury.

“He gets knocked down by his goalkeeper, Kelleher, and Paul Tierney doesn’t blow [straight away]; Hudson-Odoi has the ball, and then the referee blows because it’s a head injury. He blows when Forest have the ball.

“What he does is he then gives the ball unchallenged to the goalkeeper, which is totally wrong and should be a Forest unchallenged drop-ball out on the wing where the ball was stopped. That’s who touched it last.

“I get the point of the goal being one minute and 50 seconds later; the point is valid, but if you drop it where Forest should have had it, everything changes. Liverpool don’t get the corner, and the goal doesn’t happen.”

 

 

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