Van Dijk and Sokratis involved in tunnel scuffle over Salah's soft penalty

Van Dijk and Sokratis involved in tunnel scuffle over Salah's soft penalty

- Arsenal's thrashing at the hands of Liverpool came with a bit of controversy

- Mohamed Salah for the second game running was awarded a soft penalty

- Virgil Van Dijk and Sokratis were involved in a heated argument during half time

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk and Arsenal's Sokratis were seen arguing in the Anfield tunnel at half time.

Tempers flared as both players let their emotions get the better of them but things did not get ugly as the situation was quickly brought under control.

The Arsenal center-back was seen walking off the pitch alongside Mohamed Salah after referee Michael Oliver awarded him a soft penalty to score Liverpool's fourth before half time.

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It is understood that the Greece international was angry at the Egyptian for going down too easily in the box and wanted the Reds star man to know his wrong doing.

Van Dijk waded into the scene and stood up to the Greek after Sokratis was shouting at Salah and it is understood he was telling the ex-Dortmund star to leave his teammate alone.

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The match ended 5-1 in favour of the league leaders as Firmino scored a hat-trick with Sadio Mane and Salah scoring a goal each.

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points after Tottenham were beaten at home 3-1 by Wolves.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Liverpool star man Mohamed Salah has been cleared to play the Reds next crunch games against Arsenal and Manchester City.

The 27-year-old striker faced a potential two-match ban for taking a tumble in the penalty box in the Reds 4-0 win over Newcastle. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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