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Thiago accused of 'ducking out the way of Bruno Fernandes' match-winning free-kick'

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Thiago accused of 'ducking out the way of Bruno Fernandes' match-winning free-kick' as fans mock Liverpool midfielder for taking evasive actionThiago was accused of ducking out of the way of Bruno Fernandes' free-kick The Liverpool midfielder appeared to duck as Fernandes scored the winner Liverpool's loss at Old Trafford completed disappointing week for Thiago's side


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara was accused of ducking out of the way as Bruno Fernandes scored the winner for Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.



With the sides level at 2-2, Fernandes scored an impressive free-kick in the 78th minute which ultimately proved decisive. 



Some observers questioned whether Thiago could have prevented the free-kick from going in by jumping instead of ducking.

Thiago Alcantara was accused of ducking out of the way of Bruno Fernandes' free-kick

The Liverpool midfielder appeared to duck as Fernandes scored what proved to be the winner

Some observers were heavily critical of Thiago, saying that his action cost Liverpool the game

"When you leave him out like I did today, he stayed about 45 minutes after training yesterday shooting free kicks so I was pretty confident he could score one if he got the chance."#MUFC #MUNLIV #FACup

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 24, 2021

Thiago appeared to duck, with United midfielder Paul Pogba, who was standing behind him, also getting out of the way. 

One Twitter user wrote: 'I do wonder what would have happened if Thiago decided to jump there instead of duck.'

I do wonder what would have happened if Thiago decided to jump there instead of duck.

— ??? ???? ? (@TheEuropeanLad) January 24, 2021

Thiago was unable to prevent Liverpool from losing 3-2 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup clash

Another wrote: 'Did Thiago duck under that?'.

Did Thiago duck under that?

— TacheyDelBosque (@TacheyDelBosque) January 24, 2021

Meanwhile, another individual seemed adamant that the goal wouldn't have gone in if Thiago hadn't have ducked.

They wrote: 'He wouldnt have scored if Thiago didnt duck under the ball and he let that goal in Thiago had he not ducked it would have hit him on the head and probably wouldn't have gone in.'

he wouldnt have scored if thiago didnt duck under the ball and he let that goal in thiago had he not ducked it would have hit him on the head and probably wouldnt have gone in

— Steven Collins (@StevenC10074643) January 24, 2021

Another Twitter user also questioned Thiago's actions.

They wrote: 'Thoughts as a coach or player? Is this goal avoidable if Thiago is willing to take one in the face? Watched it back several times and can’t get away from the fact he ducks then immediately pops back up ones it’s whizzed past.'

Thoughts as a coach or player? Is this goal avoidable if Thiago is willing to take one in the face? Watched it back several times and can’t get away from the fact he ducks then immediately pops back up ones it’s whizzed past. pic.twitter.com/gnL3Y7buDp

— Macca ??? (@MaccaCoaching) January 24, 2021

Another person described Thiago's actions as 'pathetic'. They wrote: 'Thiago ducks underneath it. Pathetic.'

Thiago ducks underneath it. Pathetic

— Phil Smith (@BigPhilSmith81) January 24, 2021

The defeat to United saw Liverpool's concerning form continue, with the result following on from the shock Premier League loss to Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp will be determined for his side to bounce back when they face Tottenham away on Thursday. 


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