Liverpool fans react to Yaya Toure challenge on Emre Can on social media
Liverpool extended their unbeaten run against teams in the current top six after holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad.
Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can started for the Reds and was widely praised for his display.
Can provided the pass which resulted in the Reds second half penalty.
The 23-year-old midfielder was however, involved in another major talking point following an incident with Manchester City star Yaya Toure.
Toure flew in with a rash challenge and ended up sliding into Can kicking him, studs up in the shoulder.
The City midfielder was shown a yellow card but the refereeing decision divided opinion.
We took a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on social media.
In case you missed the incident:
Another big talking point: Yaya Toure receiving just yellow for kicking Emre Can's beard off #CITYvLFC
— Foul Throw (@foulthrownet) March 19, 2017
Players have been sent off for less, is there inconsistency?
Yaya Toure flies into Emre Can's shoulder with a high boot, gets a yellow. Ander Herrera makes two nothing fouls, red card. So inconsistent.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 19, 2017
Hang on, this is the same Michael Oliver right? Toure just studded Can in the chest, and Herrera got sent off for practically nothing!
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) March 19, 2017
Toure did get booked but it was the inconsistency of the refereeing decisions which really seemed to upset fans
Matip clips Aguero's heel = Yellow card
Toure has his studs in Can's face from a tackle = Also a yellow
— Brad (@_BradLFC) March 19, 2017
Can should have been booked. Nothing. Firmino makes good tackle. Yellow card. Toure should get red, yellow. Refs
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) March 19, 2017
Firmino got booked for getting the ball… Toure got booked for kicking Emre Can in the chest 😂
— Rob – homelespenguin (@HomelesPenguin) March 19, 2017
The incident on Can seemed to be forgotten in the post match analysis which infuriated Liverpool fans further.
Convenient that Sky chose not to analyse Yaya Toure's fouls on Can and Wijnaldum 🤔
— Alan Durand (@Alan_Durand) March 19, 2017
Funny how @SkySports have completely ignored Yaya Toure kicking Can in the chest 🤔
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) March 19, 2017
Had Can rolled round on the floor and exaggerated a little would Toure have got send off?
Can helped Toure out massively getting up so quickly! Late from Yaya and fortunate only a yellow card!
— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) March 19, 2017
Emre Can has done Toure a massive favour by not milking that
— John Bradley (@JBcommentator) March 19, 2017