Liverpool journalist's tweet about Kompany's challenge on Salah has caused a stir

Vincent Kompany lunged in on Mo Salah during Man City 2-1 Liverpool

Liverpool lost 2-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane either side of a Roberto Firmino equaliser gave Man City a vital three points.

However, the result could have been very different.

Liverpool were just 1.12 cm away from taking the lead in the first half, only for John Stones to produce a miraculous goal-line clearance.

And, perhaps the most controversial moment of the game was when Vincent Kompany lunged with two feet at Mo Salah.

With the score goalless in the first half, the Belgian defender got the ball but then caught Salah on the follow through.

Kompany then got up and called Salah a 'p***y' as he was still on the ground.

Many deemed it as a red card but Kompany escaped with a yellow card.

You can watch the challenge below:

There has been all sorts of reaction but one tweet from a Liverpool journalist, Tony Evans, has caused a stir.

Evans, who works for ESPN and the Evening Standard, wrote: "Am I the only one that 1) loved Kompany’s challenge and 2) his snarling reaction to Salah afterwards?

"That’s what defenders should do.

"Quit with the cryarsing and admire the malign art of the centre back. You’d be thrilled if VVD did it".

That's certainly not a tweet you expected a Liverpool supporter to send.

It's no surprise that the tweet caused a stir with Liverpool fans.

Many thought that it was a red card worthy challenge and one that could have caused Salah some serious harm.

It is a controversial tweet.

Everyone loves big challenges, but that was one that could have seriously hurt Salah.

If he had not jumped before Kompany made contact with him, he could easily have had his leg broken.

Kompany was adamant that his challenge was a good one when speaking after the game.

Salah roles around in pain after Kompany's challenge

"I thought it was a great challenge. Was it not? All right," Kompany told Sky Sports, per the Independent.

"On the pitch I felt I got the ball, a bit of the man, but it wasn't naughty. I didn't try to injure him, that's for sure.

"It was that or let him go through on goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head."

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