Manchester City fan Liam Gallagher called Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara a “dirty little c***” after the Spaniard was booked just three minutes into their Premier League clash.
Thiago brought down Ilkay Gundogan with a rough challenge and was subsequently shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver.
Reacting on Twitter, former Oasis frontman Gallagher branded the midfielder a “dirty little c***”
The booking was Thiago’s third in eight Premier League starts this season and, speaking on commentary for Sky Sports, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher compared him to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
“There’s been a lot of chat around Thiago,” said Carragher. “What he brings. What he doesn’t bring to this midfield. It’s different.
“What he does bring is plenty of fouls. He’s aggressive. Doesn’t normally get it right. Paul Scholes like?”
Neville added : “Yeah he’s turned his ankle there. The thing is with Thiago he’s such a silky football player he almost gets away with that little naught aspect of his game.
“You mention Paul Scholes, there is a little bit of that in him because he makes a lot of fouls in the game.
Carragher replied: “He does win that type of tackle at times but he’s almost what we call, coming from the wrong side.
“Wrapping his leg around.”
City went on to win the match 4-1, with Gundogan netting a brace and Alisson making two errors which led directly to goals.
Gundogan put a first-half penalty over the bar but gave City the lead in the second-half, smashing in a rebound after Phil Foden’s strike was saved.
Mohamed Salah equalised after converting a spot kick but City regained their lead when Alisson played a pass straight to Foden, who teed up Gundogan for his second.
Alisson made another error minutes later, passing the ball to Bernardo Silva who lofted a pass into Raheem Sterling for a simple headed goal.
Foden then rounded off the victory with a thumping strike to send Pep Guardiola’s side five points clear at the top of the table.