Liverpool midfielder James Milner reflected the feelings of many Reds fans after posting a picture of Neymar lying on the ground during PSG’s 2-1 win over the Merseyside club last night.
The team’s vice-captain was making a thinly veiled dig at the Brazilian forward’s diving antics with his message on Twitter:
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) November 29, 2018
Fans replied with many frustrated at PSG’s gamesmanship during the match, although some acknowledged that Liverpool were also poor on the night:
A lot of people think Neymar hasn’t won a Ballon d’Or because he is in other peoples shadows but I think it all the diving, he’s embrassing to watch and officials should be a lot harsher on him
— Ian (@LFC_IAN_13579) November 29, 2018
Isn’t it amazing that they all covered there faces when lying down . This is what’s wrong with the game & officials not taking appropriate action isn’t helpful. Kids now dive & shout Ahhhh consistently at games as they believe they have too now
— John Doyle / Sligo sportphoto (@sligosportphoto) November 29, 2018
If we get through to the knock out stage Jimmy lad, hope we get them in a later round and school them!
— Ian (@IanGino) November 29, 2018
Horrible divers. Veratti challenge. 😫😡
— Stevo🔴 (@TheShanklyGates) November 29, 2018
Hahaha! Perfect! pic.twitter.com/VpPrwFN8Fh
— Clover Pug ☘️ (@realTRomero) November 29, 2018
— SumWit (@Sumwitter) November 29, 2018
Neymar has taught his whole team to engage in these theatrics rather than play football. It’s a stain on the game. Officials need to ignore the theatrics.
— Brian Parks (@brianparks64) November 29, 2018
Can’t help ref bottling it but we go again
— Reece Clark (@reece26clark) November 29, 2018
Very bad game as all our games in the CL this season… No place for excuses, just bad formation and Paris were better all over the game… WE GO AGAIN.. YNWA💪❤️
— IN KLOPP WE TRUST 🇱🇧 (@georgeskarakii) November 29, 2018
Another special European night coming up at Anfield. #YNWA
— FunkyCentral (@Koutro) November 29, 2018
Jurgen Klopp’s side picked up six yellow cards during the game with Polish referee Szymon Marciniak awarding 32 free kicks, 20 against the Reds.
Liverpool will need to beat Napoli 1-0 or win by two clear goals in the final group game to qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds. They currently sit third in Group C with six points from five games.
Before that crunch match, they will face Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday before successive away games against Burnley and Bournemouth.