There wasn’t a lot of good to come from last night’s loss to Southampton. Liverpool were thoroughly outplayed over the two legs. The attack huffed and puffed in front of the Kop, but were never able to put the ball over the line.
The closest the Reds came all night was on a venomous strike from Emre Can from the edge of the area. Fraser Forster could only manage to deflect the shot away, and for a moment it looked like the spin would carry it back across the line. The Southampton ‘keeper recovered in time to claw the ball off the line, thus preserving the cleansheet, and ultimately, the tie for Southampton.
Despite replays and goal line technology stating otherwise, Luis Garcia saw it another way:
It's a goal in my opinion !! @LFC 0 VS Southampton 0 pic.twitter.com/PwPND4QetD— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) January 25, 2017
Naturally. Garcia, of course, was the benefactor of one of the most infamous “ghost goals” in recent-ish memory, when his effort against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinal totally crossed the line. And now this is a bit of a running gag, with the player popping up everywhere from TLO Valentine’s Day cards, to videos for the official club website.
Obviously, this was said in jest and it doesn’t change anything, but at least something good came out of the altogether dreary performance.