JURGEN KLOPP recently told a ref ‘you’ve never played football’ in an angry post-match broadside.
So maybe it was little wonder Anthony Taylor wanted to show off his skills during Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday.
Watch the referee in the background 👀
Anthony Taylor couldn’t help but try and control the ball for Marcos Alonso 😅pic.twitter.com/uCJHY41JLN
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) January 4, 2022
The ref was caught on camera appearing to try to control the ball like Blues defender Marcos Alonso during the 2-2 barnstormer.
Slow-mo replays showed Taylor flicking out a perfectly-timed leg at the exact moment Alonso tried to bring the ball down.
The Spain international couldn’t quite stretch far enough as the ball dropped over his right shoulder.
But fans online couldn’t care less as they took aim at the ref’s antics instead.
User lowkeyayo wrote on Twitter: “Clearly he was enjoying that too much! He was willing him on in his mind.”
Allan Stuart wrote on Facebook: “He probably couldn’t trap a bag of cement. Hence his alternative career as a ref