Despite a convincing victory over Everton at Anfield, Liverpool fans were left massively annoyed by the performances of two Toffees players; Ross Barkley and Ashley Williams.
Both were involved in incidents throughout the 90 minutes with Barkley in particular attracting the ire of the Reds support after a late challenge on Dejan Lovren that could have done serious damage to his ankle.
Williams was perceived by some supporters to have stamped on Emre Can in the first half.
Derbies are rarely without controversy or the odd naughty challenge but supporters felt Everton beyond even the context of a derby with their combative and physical style.
Overall it was a joyous day for Liverpool after Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi banged in goals to boost their chances of a top four finish in the Premier League this season.
Everton had been looking to spring a surprise result to potentially push for a top four position themselves but those hopes have now been dashed.
Was the referee too lenient on the Toffees or is this all a fuss over nothing? Liverpool fans took to Twitter to share their displeasure with the antics of Barkley and Williams…
For a club who's just lost a player to a serious leg injury, that tackle from Barkley was a disgrace, 2 shockers in the same season. #LFC
— Ryan Matthews (@RyanMatthewsLD) April 1, 2017
Barkley booked for his 3rd bookable offence, although this one should be red. Ref is a disgrace, an utter disgrace. Incompetent.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) April 1, 2017
Ashley Williams and Ross Barkley were a disgrace today. Some of those tackles were potential career enders. #motd
— Aidan (@aidanfarrelly) April 1, 2017
Everton/Koeman an absolute disgrace with their tactics today, how are Barkley & Williams still on the pitch#pub team
— GarryJohnMiller (@garryjm) April 1, 2017
Barkley should've been sent off already. Two disgusting challenges. Embarrassing refereeing #MOTD
— Karanjot Randhawa (@Randha1Karanjot) April 1, 2017
Ross Barkley is a thug. He put in a horrendous challenge on Henderson like that last year and now that today. Disgusting.
— Tippa (@LouisTiplady) April 1, 2017
Barkley is a disgusting footballer. Horrific challenges in most games. Average at best. #MOTD
— James Gooday (@JamesGooday) April 1, 2017
Barkley and Williams should genuinely not be on the pitch. Disgusting tackles and a sly "stamp" on Can… Vile. Typical bitter behaviour.
— Grant Cole (@GrimeyGremlin) April 1, 2017