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Stoke City Fan Outlines Bizarre Theory That Flares Caused Liverpool Win

Stoke City Fan Outlines Bizarre Theory That Flares Caused Liverpool Win
By Mikey Traynor Updated
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After Jon Walters put Stoke City ahead in the first half of their Saturday 3pm kick-off with Liverpool, it very much looked like another long day for Liverpool against a side below them in the Premier League table.

In the end, two goals from Brazilian due Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino who were introduced at half-time flipped the game on it's head, and Jurgen Klopp's men were able to hold on for a vital win.

Speaking after the game to Liverpool fan channel Redmen TV, a Stoke City fan with a striking Stoke City beard explained that he was not impressed with what he had seen. He continued to label the Liverpool fans who lit flares in the away end 'a disgrace' and claimed that he has lost respect for the club as the smoke blocked the goalkeeper's vision, allowing Firmino to score the winning goal.

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When you lads let them flares off mate, I aren't being funny we were in the South Stand behind them flares, it's a disgrace.

You're a club with history, you're a club who people respect, you're a club who go out there and set standards, and what those lads have done today, they've dragged your name into the dirt.

I used to respect Liverpool, but I'm walking away from here today thinking those flares physically changed that game.

We could not see that ball behind the goal, that affected the players, when Firmino hit that bullet of a shot, mate, the red mist was still there, and the red mist is up here with me at the moment.

Whatever impact it had on the fans' view of the goal, from the replays it very much does seem like Lee Grant had a clear sight of the ball when Firmino smacked it.

We're not exactly buying that one...

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Flares can be annoying, sure, but it's hardly enough to ruin the entire reputation of a football club, is it? You'd expect more of an un-biased view from a man who has dyed his beard in the club's colours.

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