Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler was criticised for his lack of reaction for Liverpool’s goals during their 2-1 win over Southampton.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ensured the Premier League title race would go down to the final day of the season after a much-changed team came from behind to beat the Saints.
But it looked as though it would be one game too many for the Reds as they fell behind to a Nathan Redmond strike.
Liverpool responded well and equalised before half time with a fantastic Takumi Minamino strike. It was a huge goal.
However, many believe Tyler’s commentary didn’t quite do it justice with a lacklustre ‘it’s 1-1’ comment.
Then, with a little more than 20 minutes remaining, Joel Matip gave Liverpool the lead with a bizarre header from a corner. Again, Tyler didn’t react as if Liverpool had just scored a goal which means the title race will go down to the final day.
Liverpool fans were disappointed their huge victory wasn’t done justice by Tyler.
However, clips of an alternative commentator has surfaced online and it couldn’t be more different than Tyler’s attempt.
Step forward, Peter Drury.
The legendary commentator was also on duty on Tuesday night and appeared to realise the magnitude of Liverpool’s victory.
A simple comparison of the two for each of Liverpool’s goals says a lot. It’s not just what they say but the tone and excitement in their voices.
Check out the difference below:
Drury vs Tyler: Takumi Minamino’s goal vs Southampton
“Oh, it’s 1-1. And Minamino has returned to St Mary’s where he played last season on loan with a very well hit equalising goal. He’s not overdoing the celebration.”
“And Minamino has crashed it in for Liverpool! He meant that! They needed that! On a night of obligation, out of the shadows has stepped Takumi Minamino to score a big one for Klopp and the Kop.”
Drury vs Tyler: Joel Matip’s goal vs Southampton
“Oh. It’s an instinctive header that has just dropped in from Joel Matip. Just a reflex action. They’re checking whether the ball went out from the corner. Matip lent into it. What a strange goal. Matip thinks it’s his.”
“And Liverpool lead! A kind ricochet, a remarkable reaction and Joel Matip has Liverpool where they need to be! And the travelling Kop bounces and Matip revels in his moment. Perhaps a moment of high good fortune. It matters little to him or them.”
Look, we all know Tyler is a legend of English football and has produced some iconic moments with the mic. But just listen to the difference between him and Drury for Liverpool’s two goals against Southampton and you have to admit it’s not what we’ve come to expect from him.
Perhaps he’s saving himself for another ‘AGUERO’ moment on the final day of the season as the title race goes to the wire.