For Liverpool supporters, it’s been the best possible start to the weekend: Friday night’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has convinced many that Jurgen Klopp’s men will be genuine title contenders this season.
First-half goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson secured all three points for the Reds although Diego Costa set up an entertaining final 30 minutes with a close-range tap-in.
However, for those Liverpool fans not in west London, there were a couple of other moments that irritated them during the match.
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Many Reds supporters took to Twitter to express their bemusement at the reaction to both Liverpool goals from Sky Sports’ lead commentary Martin Tyler.
They felt that Tyler sounded miserable - disappointed, even - after Lovren and Henderson had both struck. (Scroll down to hear how Tyler reacted).
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Video: Lovren’s goal
Tyler says: “Plenty in the middle - and, er, round the back… Dejan Lovren!”
Video: Henderson’s goal
Tyler says: “It’s a decent try - it’s more than that for Jordan Henderson! It’s a sumptuous goal!”
Tyler sounded surprised rather than disappointed
Okay, so this wasn’t a “Machedaaa!” or “Jiiii!!!!!” moment from the Sky Sports legend but, honestly, he didn’t sound disappointed.
If anything, he sounded a little surprised, which is perfectly understandable.
Lovren wasn’t expected to hand Liverpool the lead - this was his first ever Premier League goal for Liverpool - while Henderson’s long-range effort wasn’t expected to beat the world-class Thibaut Courtois.
Tyler actually supports... Woking
Tyler has been accused of being a United fan, an Arsenal fan, a Liverpool fan. In fact, at some point or another over the past 24 years, he’s been accused of supporting just about every major English club.
But did you know that he actually supports non-league Woking?
“I remember going down and painting the gates at Woking Football Club, my local team, when I was a young boy,” he told FourFourTwo a few years back. “For years after I would go to the ground and be able to say ‘I painted that’. It was nice to feel I had done something for others.”
What do you make of Martin Tyler’s commentary for the two goals? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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