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Watch: Liverpool Fans Seethe As Marco Verratti Somehow Escapes Red

Watch: Liverpool Fans Seethe As Marco Verratti Somehow Escapes Red

Liverpool fans were left seething after Paris St Germain's Marco Verratti escaped a red-card for his rash challenge on Joe Gomez in the first-half of tonight's game.

Trailing 1-0 and looking far from their best, it appeared Liverpool would be at least afforded the benefit of a one-man advantage.

However, after looking for all the world like he knew the worst was coming, Marco Verratti was presented with a yellow-card as Gomez looked on disbelievingly.

A look from this variety of angles demonstrates just how dangerous Verratti's tackle was for the young English defender.

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Many viewers were left a little perplexed as to how the Italian midfielder had escaped a straight red.

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Even the club's own Twitter account felt compelled to editorialise the challenge.

From there, Liverpool's night scarcely got any better.

With Alisson repeatedly called into action, the second goal came after yet another save from the Brazilian fell into Neymar's path.

His international teammate had little to do but pass it into the vacant goal. Looking comfortable in their lead, a consolation late in the half came by way of a penalty; James Milner finishing well to bring the score back to 2-1.

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