17 July 2024

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Gary Neville was left confused when Mohamed Salah was clapping Luis Diaz for missing a guilt-edge chance during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.

The latter stages of the first-half ended in a chaotic and drama-filled fashion, with Curtis Jones seeing red, Luis Diaz seeing his legitimate goal ruled out for offside, and Son Heung-min opening the scoring, before Liverpool equalised through Cody Gakpo.

But on the stroke of half-time, the ten-men of Liverpool had an ample chance to score when Mohamed Salah, out on the left, provided a quite stunning defence-slicing pass for Luis Diaz.

The Liverpool winger, who looked visibly frustrated by his miss, just needed to make contact on the ball and Jurgen Klopp’s side would be 2-1 ahead, with Neville describing the pass as ‘perfect’, as he told Sky Sports Premier League (30/09/23 at 6:20 pm).

But as the cameras panned to Mohammed Salah, he was seen clapping his teammate, even though the Egypt star, had he been on the end of that pass, would have probably put the ball into the back of the net.

Watching from the commentary box, Neville reacted to that moment, which, in the end, was masked by the controversial afternoon by on-field referee Simon Hooper and his VAR team.

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