When Liverpool scored the second goal on Saturday against Arsenal after a brilliant move by Lucas and Meireles gave Suarez the easiest of tap-ins, The three players celebrated but Raul pulled up his middle finger and seemed to be showing it to Lucas or was he showing it to the Arsenal fans? Suarez was quick to pull the finger down from Meireles.
I just hope the FA do not look into this and start to say Raul was pulling it to the Arsenal fans and thus he deserves a 3 match ban!
Any thoughts on why Raul pulled his finger?
The story is that Frimpong had given Lucas the finger earlier as he was being sent off, so Meireles was just having a laugh by raising his finger to Lucas. Frimpong’s gesture was far more malevolent than Raul’s so if anyone deserves punishment, it’s the Arsenal man. Either way though, it doesn’t really matter no harm done with this.
actually, Frimpong gave the finger when he was tackled and was on the ground. I caught a glimpse of it cuz I am watching it from Vietnam. But i doubt that they showed that part in other countries. Probably censored
I’ve had a good look at this. If you watch the position of the players just before the camera angle switches to a close up, Lucas would have been running past the Arsenal keeper to go towards Suarez and Miereles. So when you see him flicking the bird and Lucas appears it doesn’t actually look like it’s right at Lucas (judging by when he appears on camera), it looks more like it’s someone just to the left of Lucas. The only player that I can make out in that area is the Arsenal GK?
That’s true – I actually thought that myself when I saw it first. I’m only going on what I’ve read in a few articles, and I think Frimpong DID actually give Lucas the finger earlier in the game. Maybe Raul was making the gesture over in the vague direction of the Arsenal bench where Frimpong was sitting? Or, because it was such a brief action, maybe he was pointing it towards the are of the pitch in which the Frimpong incident happened? As if to say to Lucas, “Remember that?”
I dunno. The concern would be that some people looking to stir up shit would shed this in the same light as the Rooney ‘shouting profanities at the camera in the West Ham game’ from last season. I’m not suggesting the incidents are particularly similar, but football fans and the media like to be a little sensational now and then, don’t they?
he has already said “it was done as tongue in cheek joke to lucas” as the arsenal player who was sent off for the bad tackle on lucas did it to him… there we go, cleared up. sorted!
He was pulling it at lucas saying he doesn’t get the assist as they probaly had a bet saying I’ll will get more assists
He was just indicating his first assist of the season.
this story and the explanation have already been covered by more than one website over the last 24 hrs, he was giving the finger to lucas
It was a nice passing move by tha lads & Raul is showing his worth , value & quality in the squad .
I honestly think he is better coming into the side than he is at staying in it .
( Typical Foreigner !)
he was probably showin it to kenny for keeping him in bench, and starting with 16 million hendo who cant even clean his boot….startin stone cold adam over aquilani….though i am a liv fan….i hav a feelin that liverpool will soon get thrashed until gerrard comes in.
Talking bolox mate, ever been to Anfield. Didn’t think so
This explains all.
That explains nothin … I couldnt understand a bloody word of it !!!
It shows Frimpong giving Lucas the middle finger.
Which explains all.
Frimpong seems a total Buffoon.
Wenger never installs discipline into his players.
His pathetic whinging must be a total embarrassment to his club.
Liverpool have always stood for good morals and values.
Probably why we have not won the league for so long.
Sportsmanship means nothing to scumbag dishonest liar managers like Wegner who only care about the prestige the results bring , its not about the sporting contest or how they represent their fans as they play the game , its all about how many pennys they have .
Looks to me like some kinda goofy hand gesture between the goofy Portugese speaking players at the club , bloody goofy Foreigners !
Whats the big deal ?
Its not like he went up & pressed his face right into the referees when he called him over for a chat like Walcot did & disgracefully wasnt sent off for .
Why would kenny not give aquilani time to prove his worth instead he gives hen… Lucas raul aqua would have given liverpool 0-5
WAITING FOR VERY VERY LONG AGO TO SEE A LIVERPOOL TEAM OF THE 80/90TH BUT DISAPPOINTED.I THOUGHT THE SIGNINGS OF DALGLISH THIS TEAM WOULD BE VERY VERY SOLID BUT DISAPPOINTED.LOOK PLAYING WITH AN ARSENAL TEAM WITH ALMOST MOTH OF THEIR KIDS BUT COULD NOT DOMINATE THEM.PLAYERS LIKE CAROLL COST FOR 35M WAS VERY UGLY.FELL DOWN AND A VERY LAZY CHAP.AS FOR ADAM WAS NOT PLAYING ANYWHERE.THEN HENDERSON WHAT’S BEEN DONE BY HIM ON THE PITCH,ONE MORE LAZY CHAP.WHERE WAS AQUA,WHERE WAS MAXI,WHERE WAS NGOG,SPEARING.DON’T THINK IF WE PLAY LIKE THAT WILL BE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE,BUT WILL BE AS 7TH OR 8TH SURELY.KIDS COME TO PLAY WITH PLAYERS WITH HUGE SALARY AND GET DOMINATED COULD HAVE LOST BY 7 TO 8 GOAL IF ARSENAL COULD HAVE 2 OR 3 SENIORS LIKE FABREGAS ETC.DALGLISH YOU MUST WAKE UP NOW OR WILL GET YOUR TICKET IN JANUARY.
Sanjay, You have made some very valid notable points. Charlie Adam playing for Liverpool? Buy the best, not just British. I don’t see Dalglish lasting long in this job with such a narrow attitude. He only has to watch England play to know what he was investing his millions in. Such attitude probably brought out the darker side of Meireles.
This ‘Bill Shankly’ guy is a moron, and LOL, threatening people on the internet for prosecution, be my guest u sad waste of space.
How can it be slander when you’re using a pseudonym?
If indeed I am using a pseudonym?
Adam is Scottish!!
“Adam is Scottish!!” Never doubted that for a second; that’s why I mentioned: “Buy the best, not just British.”
Using all caps. Didn’t read.
THIS SO CALLED SHANKLEY IS A DISGRACE TO LFC..WHT A RACIST PRICKK,,’our shanks’ would be turnin in hs grave,, after readin some of your pathetic comments,, sure your not a MAn utd Twat??
please kk nevr let aqua go u will loose yo job nd use raul thn hendo mxi than adam please i lov lfc so much w c betr thn u.
KK needs to be taught a lesson. His signings will eventually get him the sack in disgrace.
why make out more then hat it is you can see its got something to do with lucas?
He was doing it to his critics and the press.
get a life u prick,,dnt have a clue mate do you?
or maybe he was gesturing to your MUM,,for givin birth to such a bigot twat
i think RAUL was just celeberating coming from the bench and made such a good assist and even making a good account of himself so i don’t think RAUL was pointing the finger to any Arsenal player also RAUL dd’nt have any problem with ARSENAL fans or ARSENAL players.
Hey, what’s with all the hostility?
It was for lucas
Whoever Sanjay is. Don’t comment again!! It’s supporters like you that piss me off with your negativity! First win at the emirates in 11 years and you still not immpressed?? If you knew anything about soccer you would know it takes time for a team to settle and get used to playing together. Sure it wasn’t our greatest performance but we got the result yet you still disapointed. How can you even make a comment like we will come 7th or 8th wen this is our strongest team since we came second in 2009. So show some positivity, you have no right to be negative so early especially after an away win at the emirates. Be patient, this liverpool team won’t disappoint you this season. YNWA
MY FRIEND YOU KNOW I AM A 42 YEARS OLD FATHER OF 3 CHILDREN AND AWAITING TOO LONG.FED UP NOW.TILL STEVE MAC MONEY MAN UP TODAY.YOU KNOW IN LIFE IT’S NOT ONLY MONEY BUT HEART ALSO.
Emigrating? Oh good! Hurry along now and close the door on your way out…
Whilst you’re embracing change do us a favour and go support Manure, you’re a disgrace to Liverpool fans everywhere
I’m a credit to all that is good about the foundation , history & tradition of our club .
So what Change do I need to embrace when I stand in front of the disintegration of character you represent & bat you away one handed like I would a wayward insect ?
You cant even identify a deterioration but yet an all you have the brazen stupidity to mouth off before me in a basic expression of frustrated inferiority ?
Get outa my sight you pathetic charity case .
Our club needs the likes of you as much as we need another Labour Government !
Dalglish will be welcomed into New Labour; especially with the direction he is taking the club.
I was very aggressive towards you but I’m a 16 year old boy from south Africa. This is the most positive and excited I’ve been about my team. I’ve never seen them lift the league trophy so wen I hear people getting negative wen we should be so optimistic it gets to me. All I’m saying is don’t write them off and you mustn’t lose the faith in our team. You can’t give up supporting one of if not the greatest club of all time.
Toughen up kid , dont be buyin his sob stories , ya hit tha nail on the head 1’st time around .
Well, I’m 48 and have seen the great teams of the 70’s and 80’s and I agree with much of what Sanjay says. Henderson might be one for the future but why Merieles was not on from the start is a mystery. Charlie Adam is a good player and will be fine when he gets used to the team. Enrique and Downing are class. However, this team will not challenge for the title I am afraid.
This ‘Bill Shankly’ guy is a moron, and LOL, threatening people on the internet for prosecution, be my guest u sad waste of space.
Shankly relax you ignorant chav. calling these people 3rd world wen you wake up in the morning start drinking beeer from 12 noon get wasted by 2 start walking in the streets like a moron screaming out stupid shit that doesnt make sense. wait.. then go to the pub again and do the exact same thing just at night lol!! thats all u chavs do here. hardly 1st world INIT BRUV 😉
This “Bill Shankly” guy is:
2) Pretty much spot on.
A lot of new/overseas fans have little patience and even less knowledge of our club. Shanks is just disagreeing with their ignorant view. Fair play I say.
Yer a good man Digger .
One of the best players I have ever seen & one of the toughest characters .
Check this one out Digger …
Some of you peeps have no common sense.
Firstly weve got a brand new team basically in their second game together ever, Arsenal still had a very strong midfield, Walcott, Van Persie etc…and it was at a ground we hadnt won at in over 10 years.
Get a grip on reality.
PS. FFS Aquilani is gone, forget about him. He is even more of a twat than Judas ever was…..Bought for 20m INJURED, FIXED HIM yet he still doesnt want to play for us as well as he is now in the Italian national side!!! All thanks to Liverpool. Good F riddance!
Exactly right about Aquilani Jevon. It’s pretty obvious from the way his agent has been pimping him round Italy all summer that Aquilani does not want to play for us. His loss I suppose, but will everyone please stop blaming Kenny.
Everyone knows that there’s no point keeping a player who doesn’t want to be here. Why should Aquilani be any different? And it’s not like he’s the new Alonso or Gerrard is it? He’s too lightweight for the prem. He doesn’t like it up ’em , as Corporal Jones would say.
sanjay is an idiot, lol. meireles was giving the finger as a joke to lucas, frimpong went down very easily around the 30 minute mark and i think lucas got a yellow card for the challenge, while frimong was on the ground he smiled and gave the finger to lucas (in my opinion because he fooled the ref into giving a freekick and lucas didnt like it), that should explain it to anyone who didnt see it.
From the things i’m reading here, i can’t believe y’all are liverpool fans! Y’all should be ashame. We’re here to discuss our beloved club, not talk crap about people nationality. Western, eastern, black, white, third world… what are these!?? Get a grip and let’s look forward to an amazing season!
For those who don’t remember… the motto of this club is You’ll Never Walk Alone. Peace!
This bill shankley is a fucking helmet, probably one of
them computer geek twats who sits on his laptop wanking for 23 hours a day. do one will you you sad twat
What the fuck is this tube going on about. Think its funny how these geeky twats give it the mouth on forums. gives them a sense of purpose after being bullied for 90percent of their lives. people like you stick out like a sore thumb. do us a favour and fuck off you twat. This is a comments page regarding football not to display your hatred. your like that cunt from columbine. dirty ignorant prick.
Why dont you take this silly garbage off the internet so LFC, and the great name of Bill Shankly aren’t dragged through the gutter like this. We are Liverpool Football Club but I sadly beleive that many who write on these “things” don’t understand what that truly means.How necessary is it to draw attention to a misdemeanor by one of our own players,and yourself raise the question of a three match ban (which wont ever happen). Some of the nonsense peddled on these sites,simply for the sake of writing “someting” doesn’t befit the name Liverpool fan.
Sober up RED(NOSE)SEPTEMBER because I’m not responsible for the stupidity of the originating article or the attacks upon Kenny & the new signings made by overtly ignorant foreigners who claim to support the club .
I am merely responsible for pointing out the errors of their ways via the Shankly Style “Short , Sharp , Shock ” in the hope their behavior will improve ASAP .
I don’t know but he shouldn’t have done this …
You dont know what ?
The difference between yer arse & yer elbow ?
Sure we know that already , theres no need to mention it , we will continue to put up with you … for now .
That’s what happens when arsenal yet again play another NWA!
Bill shankley dude you honestly have no life. I feel Very sorry for you!! Yu have nothing better to do than cause shit on the internet all day. Everyone wants to talk about Liverpool and you talking the biggest load of shit! Talk bout LFC or piss off.
its simple, that finger goes to dalgish for benching both suarez and merieles to play a junk of ‘expensive for nothing’ english players, who later have to come and save his stupid ass.
Lfc winning two nil at the emirates and some cunts are yupping out negativity these types better fuck off and go and support citeh for all i care we need heart YNWA!
Wow, this went downhill quickly. Bunch of fecking morons the lot of you.
Look guys I think its for dalglish.leaving out our most solid midfielder just upsets the mood.ya their is some negatives but its three points and the guys will do better.dalglish just have to select the proper first eleven and sign one more big name striker and god dammit play aqua
The people spouting the hate clearly are not LFC supporters and are rival fans trying to get a rise out of you. Dont let them get a snigger by taking the bait.
We went to Arsenal and did a job. For those people who say we didn’t compete with Arsenal, do you actually know anything about football?! All of the Arsenal back four and the keeper were Premiership regulars last season, as is Nasri, van Persie, Ramsey, Walcott…the side wasn’t as depleted as you think. There’s probably only Fabregas and Wilshere missing!
Liverpool will take time to gel, but to go to Arsenal and get 3 mpoints is a massive achievement.
When u have muppets like you writing about it with auto-play video, maybe fa will get to know about it and take action!
am Sure thats goes direct to fimgpong ASS.
LFC from Mauritius
Probably a finger to shallowness and racism.
I heard he was giving it to kenny Dalglish because he was pissed off that he wasted 35 million on Carroll and then 20 million on Henderson even though neither of them are much use. Apparently Meireles had told Kenny to go for Mata and Aguero who he could have got for the same price.