Tottenham Hotspur caused quite a stir earlier this week by launching an appeal to have Christian Eriksen’s goal handed to Harry Kane.
The England international insisted that he got a touch on the ball before it made its way into the net during Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Stoke City last weekend.
The Premier League confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that Kane has been awarded the goal after reviewing footage of the game.
This means that the 24-year-old now has a tally of 25, which is four fewer than Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, who is leading the race for the Golden Boot.
The Egyptian international, who recently scored two crucial goals against Manchester City to help the Reds reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, appeared to be left baffled by the decision to award Kane the goal.
The 25-year-old let his feelings known on Twitter, and it is safe to say that not many Tottenham fans were best pleased with the Liverpool star’s reaction.
Wooooooow really ?
— Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) April 11, 2018
AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT pic.twitter.com/PEjtJ3GC4E
— gg (@Giroudaholic) April 11, 2018
What Liverpool fans need to understand is Kane claiming the goal is due to his burning desire to beat Shearer’s all-time PL record.
Salah’s burning desire is to play amazingly before getting a dream move to Madrid in summer of 2019
— Shaz (@Mrdebub) April 11, 2018
On the Harry Kane goal
Personally didn’t care whether it was given to him or not and think we made a big deal out of it. The goal won us the game that’s all that matter.
However it’s funny to see Mo Salah so triggered by it.
As for Liverpool fans don’t care what they think #COYS
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 11, 2018
The funny thing is if @22mosalah appealed for a goal and won, @HKane would agree and salute him … worry about what you’re doing lad you’ve been awesome and a joy to watch forget what others around you are doing #Kane #Spurs #COYS #PremierLeague
— Ben Clifton (@BenClifton) April 11, 2018
— Ivan Ellis (@ivanellis77) April 11, 2018
The only thing that would make Kane claiming a goal better is if it’s the only goal that beats Salah to the #GoldenBoot. That would certainly trigger the Liverpool fans #THFC #COYS #HarryKane #MoSalah
— Aaron (@SpursAaron) April 11, 2018
— . (@hugol1oris) April 11, 2018
Salty Liverpool fans the result at anfield and Wembley still hurts them! Leave the king alone HK10 ? #COYS
— Erik Andrew Lamela (@AndrewVayia) April 11, 2018
— AdHucks (@AdHucks) April 11, 2018