Liverpool Have Already Found A Clever New Loophole In The 'No Strikers In Wall' Ruling
It hasn't taken Liverpool long to find a cunning loophole in the new Premier League rule change.
The Premier League introduced a bunch of new rules heading into the 2019/20 season, including a change in the free-kick wall.
No players from the opposing team can be in the wall to distract or open a gap for their teammates to shoot through.
However, in Friday's Premier League opener between Liverpool vs. Norwich, the home side found a way of going around that rule change.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino formed their own wall in front of Norwich's wall in a shrewd plan.
Liverpool's own 'wall' became the talking point of the online football community. Here's some reaction from social media:
Liverpool forming their own wall to obstruct the opposition keeper's view. pic.twitter.com/Nk0LlHoXVG
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 9, 2019
Brilliant shithousery with the wall there from liverpool #LIVNOR
- Pranjal Pande (@blawger) August 9, 2019
Well that rule about not having opposition players in the wall didn't take long to find a loophole in it. Well done Liverpool... #LIVNOR
- Michael Fox (@Fauxybingo) August 9, 2019
So the attacking team can't stand in the wall anymore in football . Have to be a metre away . Liverpool get a free and stand 3 lads 1 metre in front of the wall lol . Can't see this rule lasting ha
- Shane Fla (@shaniefla) August 9, 2019
#LIVNOR Liverpool have torn apart the new wall rule. Made a mockery of it.
- Logan Appleby (@logan93appleby) August 9, 2019
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