The Liverpool goalkeeper became the hero of Anfield after blocking Tammy Abraham’s shot, securing Klopp’s side the UEFA Supercup Trophy. However, Chelsea supporters are blistering all over social media, insisting that Adrián was off the goal line during the kick.
According to UEFA, the keeper must have one of his feet in contact with the goal line during the penalty shot. Otherwise, the kick has to be retaken.
Now, check the image from the match by VAR below-
Despite a VAR appeal, the kick was counted, as the Spaniard deflected Tammy’s shot with his right foot, bringing in Reds the win.
Here’s the full clip of the shot, posted on Twitter by @Hugooow_PT.
Adrian stop Abraham’s penalty.
— H 🇵🇹 (@Hugooow_PT) August 14, 2019
Following the match, the Blues fans have been fuming on the incident, claiming that their opponent gained an unfair advantage, and slacking on the VAR system.
One fan wrote: “So, genuinely what is the point of VAR?! Adrian clearly has both feet off the line when Abraham strikes the ball, but it’s not been retaken. Utterly ridiculous!”
“Adrian was already ahead of the line on decisive penalty, so it had to be repeated.. selective usage of VAR is a joke” another one tweeted.
On the other side, the newly arrived 32 year old is now hailed as the hero of the match.
“To be fair I tried to stop. The attacker was intelligent. He was looking for that. I think I touched him and he touched me. It doesn’t matter. We need to enjoy tonight,” the former West Ham keeper spoke to BT Sport after the match.