JURGEN KLOPP’S Liverpool discovered a genius loophole to the Premier League’s new rules.
Revised laws have been brought in for the 2019-20 season, which include preventing opposition players from interfering with the defensive team’s wall.
Players were regularly disrupting the wall of the team taking free-kicks in previous seasons.
So the Prem’s new rules say that when there are three or more players in a wall, no one from the opposing team can be within a metre of the wall.
But when Liverpool won a free-kick against Norwich in a dangerous position, they showed a solution to get around the new law.
As Trent Alexander-Arnold measured up his set-piece, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Firmino positioned themselves a metre in front of the wall.
Their own wall blocked Canaries keeper Tim Krul’s vision as Alexander-Arnold’s lethal effort was struck.
One fan on social media wrote: “Liverpool just f***ed off the new wall rule”
Another said: “Liverpool with the new wall loophole. Scenes when Rashford fires the ball into Smalling’s face.”
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Krul managed to palm the effort away, but the game was already lost for the newly-promoted side.
Grant Hanley’s own-goal was followed by goals from Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi.
Teemu Pukki managed to hit a consolation goal for Daniel Farke’s side with a well-taken strike midway through the second-half.