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    Sunday, 28 August 2022

    Michael Owen and McManaman lambaste officials in Liverpool's demolition of Bournemouth

    Steve McManaman and Michael Owen has agreed on a decision following Liverpool's 9-0 win over Bournemouth

    Chris Mepham | own goal | Luis Diaz.
    Chris Mepham put the ball in his own net when trying to prevent Luis Diaz from scoring

    The Reds broke their record for the biggest win in the Premier League era by claiming a 9-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

    Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott, Luis Diaz, Trent  Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk were all on scoresheet for the Anfield club during the game.

    Although McManaman and Owen commended Liverpool's victory from their post-match punditry, they both made the own goal scored by Chris Mepham as one of the main topics discussed.

    Jurgen Klopp's side scored their sixth goal during the Saturday afternoon thumping with a contentious decision spotted. 

    Bournemouth defender Mepham was unfortunate to put the ball into his own net when Diaz was loitering behind him close enough to make a tap-in goal.

    Video ref  VAR checked the goal and determined that Diaz was in an offside position. However, they decided that the goal should still count and declared that Diaz was not interfering with play.

    Owen and Steve McManaman spoke about the decision after the game: "I thought this was offside, I think it was a bad decision. He has to be interfering (with play)." Owen told Premier League Productions.

    His colleague McManaman added: “Well that’s nonsense.

    "He was interfering. If you’ve ever played the game, he was interfering with play."

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