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Richard Keys and Andy Gray dismantle 'basic refereeing error' in Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool during furious rant

Richard Keys and Andy Gray dismantle 'basic refereeing error' in Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool during furious rant

Keys and Gray were not happy.

Richard Keys and Andy Gray took aim at referee Paul Tierney after the controversial ending to Liverpool's 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Liverpool secured victory in the 99th minute through Darwin Nunez's late strike.

The victory sends Jurgen Klopp's side four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, although they have played a game more.

And while the Reds were left jubilant at the late victory, Forest players and staff were furious.

Forest chairman Evangelos Marinakis even entered the pitch at the full-time whistle, with BBC Radio 5 Live's Rob Schofield reporting that he 'pursued referee Paul Tierney and fourth official Graham Scott all the way to the referee's office'.

And Forest first team coach Steven Reid was sent off after confronting Tierney.


The fury from the home benches surrounded an incident in stoppage time, when Reds defender Ibrahima Konate went down with a head injury when Forest winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had the ball.

However, play resumed with Liverpool in possession, and they scored minutes later.

When asked about the incident, Reds boss Klopp said that the same occurrence had happened in the first half, but in reverse, when Forest's Nicolas Dominguez went down with a head injury.

But Keys and Gray made their stance clear when discussing the incident on beIN Sports - and took aim at Tierney.

Gray began: "You can't take the ball off a team in possession in the last third, and just say to the opponent, 'You can go, you've got the football.'

"That's nonsense. They [Forest] were furious. They'd put so much into it. They really had worked hard. Extremely hard."

Keys said: "It's a basic refereeing error. And it shouldn't happen at this level."

You can watch the clip below.

Forest boss Nuno, meanwhile, refused to give too much away in his post-match interview with BBC Sport: "We are frustrated, we are disappointed, we are sad. We did a good job. The City Ground was, as always, amazing for us, and it's frustrating to not give back to the support what they deserve.

"We have chances, we didn't score, then we get punished in the end."

Featured Image Credit: beIN Sports / Premier League

Topics: Richard Keys, Football, Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Premier League