Entertainment Thiago accused of 'ducking out the way of Fernandes' free-kick'

03:20  25 january  2021
03:20  25 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Thiago was accused of ducking out of the way of Bruno Fernandes ' free - kick . The Liverpool midfielder appeared to duck as Fernandes scored the winner. Liverpool's loss at Old Trafford completed disappointing week for Thiago 's side.

The way that these guys do everything. Everything in this country is done to the best of everybody's ability. Thiago accused of ' ducking out the way of Bruno Fernandes ' match-winning free - kick ' as fans mock Liverpool midfielder for taking evasive action.

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara was accused of ducking out of the way as Bruno Fernandes scored the winner for Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

With the sides level at 2-2, Fernandes scored an impressive free-kick in the 78th minute which ultimately proved decisive.

Some observers questioned whether Thiago could have prevented the free-kick from going in by jumping instead of ducking.

Thiago appeared to duck, with United midfielder Paul Pogba, who was standing behind him, also getting out of the way.

One Twitter user wrote: 'I do wonder what would have happened if Thiago decided to jump there instead of duck.'

a football player on a field: Thiago was unable to prevent Liverpool from losing 3-2 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup clash © Provided by Daily Mail Thiago was unable to prevent Liverpool from losing 3-2 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup clash

Another wrote: 'Did Thiago duck under that?'.

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Meanwhile, another individual seemed adamant that the goal wouldn't have gone in if Thiago hadn't have ducked.

They wrote: 'He wouldnt have scored if Thiago didnt duck under the ball and he let that goal in Thiago had he not ducked it would have hit him on the head and probably wouldn't have gone in.'

Another Twitter user also questioned Thiago's actions.

They wrote: 'Thoughts as a coach or player? Is this goal avoidable if Thiago is willing to take one in the face? Watched it back several times and can’t get away from the fact he ducks then immediately pops back up ones it’s whizzed past.'

Another person described Thiago's actions as 'pathetic'. They wrote: 'Thiago ducks underneath it. Pathetic.'

The defeat to United saw Liverpool's concerning form continue, with the result following on from the shock Premier League loss to Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp will be determined for his side to bounce back when they face Tottenham away on Thursday.

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Manchester / Munich - 55 million euros have rarely been better invested than in the case of Bruno Fernandes. © 2020 Getty Images 17th place: Bruno Fernandes Manchester United transferred the same amount to Sporting Lisbon in winter 2019 to get Fernandes into the Premier League. The importance of this obligation was quickly apparent. United played 19 games without defeat after the Fernandes transfer. Fernandes, so United coach Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer judged, was the "spark" United was missing.

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