'Match official' appears to celebrate Liverpool's winner

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer
Yahoo Sport UK

Rival fans have questioned footage showing a man, wearing a Premier League match official jacket, apparently celebrating Liverpool’s last minute winner against Tottenham on Sunday.

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Spurs conceded an own goal in the 89th minute to hand the Reds a vital win in the title race with Manchester City.

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The charismatic Jurgen Klopp celebrated the winner in an unusually calm manner as he strolled down the touchline.

But as cameras followed him, eagle eye viewers noticed a man – wearing an official sponsored jacket – sitting on the bench smiling and fist pumping.

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Rival supporters including many Manchester City fans were quick to jump on social media to question the footage.

Reports suggested the man was not an official but a masseur, provided to the officials on matchday, according to The Mirror Football.

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