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Fuming Liverpool fans accuse legendary Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler of describing their goals ‘like a reading at a funeral’ – and he even admits ‘we support the underdogs… you can’t call Liverpool an underdog’
- Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday evening to keep the title race alive
- Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip scored to cancel out Nathan Redmond’s effort
- However, Liverpool fans were furious with Martin Tyler’s reaction to their goals
- They said it sounded like ‘someone had died’ when Minamino scored for them
Liverpool supporters couldn’t help but vent their frustration over Martin Tyler’s reaction to their side’s crucial Premier League victory over Southampton on Tuesday evening
Liverpool beat the Saints 2-1 to move within a point of Manchester City and keep the title race alive going into the final day of the season after Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip scored to cancel out Nathan Redmond’s effort.
However, fans were furious with Tyler as they said the 76-year-old’s reaction to the goals sounded like he was ‘commentating a funeral’ and that his ‘house had just been repossessed’.
Liverpool supporters couldn’t help but vent their frustration over Martin Tyler’s commentary
Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 to keep the title race alive and close the gap to Man City
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s game with Southampton, Tyler also spoke about how he preferred to support ‘the underdog’ during important Premier League clashes and that the Reds didn’t qualify for such a title.
The Sky Sports commentator revealed his stance after Jamie Carragher defended Jurgen Klopp’s decision to rotate his squad following Saturday’s FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea, making nine changes.
Tyler said: ‘The only time I can think of the whole country wanting a team to win was Leicester (in the 2015-16 season). We support the underdogs here, you can’t call Manchester City or Liverpool an underdog.’
However, fans took issue with Tyler’s reaction to Takumi Minamino’s goal against Southampton
Liverpool supporters were less than impressed with Tyler’s stance and took issue with his commentary following Minamino’s goal. As a result, they flocked to social media to share their thoughts.
One furious fan took to Twitter to say: ‘Forgive me for thinking Martin Tyler was doing a reading at Takumi Minamino’s funeral there. Absolutely pathetic commentator now. Get rid.’
Another fan agreed by Tweeting the following: ‘Minamino! 1-1! Funeral from Martin Tyler. Reacts like someone has just died.’
One fan wrote: ‘Matip has just scored a goal that might keep the title race alive and Martin Tyler sounds like he’s just been served a s*** sandwich.’
Others took to social media to write: ‘Martin Tyler by the way. Horrendous, horrendous, horrendous commentator.’
Another added: ‘I swear Martin Tyler didn’t even say a word when Liverpool scored, he does not rate them?’.
While one supporter said: ‘Never a doubt… On plus side Martin Tyler sounds like his house has just be repossessed…’.
Pizza company Domino’s even took to Twitter to mock Tyler’s reaction to Liverpool’s goals by saying: ‘How do we get a pizza to Martin Tyler to cheer him up a little?’.
Tyler has previously spoken about his connection to Woking FC and made it clear he had no Premier League allegiance. He told The Guardian: ‘The truth is I don’t have any affiliation with any club in the league, not just in the Premier League but in the Football League as well. My own team is Woking in the National League.’
Tyler was eight years old when he attended his first Woking match and went on to play for the reserve team during Glenn Cockerill’s tenure at the club. The 76-year-old has even previously worked as Woking’s assistant manager.
This is not the first time Tyler has been criticised for his commentary. He was slated by Tottenham fans in 2021 after Erik Lamela scored one of the most sensational goals of the season against Arsenal in the north London derby.
Tyler said after the memorable strike: ‘It’s gone in, Erik Lamela has arrived with a goal. Spurs, having soaked up some Arsenal pressure to lead in the derby, and you can see what it means to the players. No crowd or what – they’re fired up.’
The fans took to social media to say Tyler’s commentary did not do the goal justice and that they were ‘fed up’ with him.
Tyler, who was assistant manager at Woking, has stated he has no Premier League allegiance