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'Outrageous!' - How the papers reacted to Liverpool's late derby win

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3rd December 2018
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After Liverpool beat local rivals on Sunday, we round-up what the back pages of the papers had to say on the Reds' late victory.

Sunday saw the Premier League featuring three local derbies, with taking on , against and Liverpool facing .

It appeared that 's side would have to settle for just a point for the third time running against their fierce rivals.

However, late in to added time, 's miscue looped towards Jordan Pickford, who fumbled the ball in the direction of unlikely hero to head home from inches out.

Incredibles scenes saw run on to the field to celebrate with goalkeeper as Anfield rocked with a mixture of joy and relief.

The Times' headlined the game with "Pickford's Anfield flap - Origi pinches last minute winner for Liverpool."

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Image: The Times' 'The Game'

The Telegraph featured both the Gunners' 4-2 win over rivals Spurs and the Reds last gasp victory, labelling the games as 'Derby mayhem'.

They also pile on the misery for Pickford: " goalkeeper Pickford's howler hands Liverpool late victory and Klopp apologises for his wild celebration."

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Image: The Telegraph Sport

The Metro call the two fixtures "Demolition derbies" and feature Klopp and 's embrace, "Pickford and are left crushed after gifting Reds victory."

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Image: Metro Sport

The Mirror's focus on ’s win over , with a Spurs supporter arrested after a banana was hurled at striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the game.

Whilst they call it an 'outrage', they call Liverpool's win over 'outrageous!' whilst writing, "Klopp's sorry for pitch invasion as freak goal settles the Mersey derby."

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Image: The Mirror Sport

The Guardian and The Express also focus on the incident at the Emirates, with the latter calling it 'Derby day shame'.

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Image: The Express Sport

There is also an excerpt from Pickford, who apologised for his 'freak' blunder: “I think it is the luck when we come to Anfield.

“It was a freak one, really. It had hit the bar twice and I tried to flick it over. The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar. It’s unfortunate but I am strong mentally.

“I just want to say sorry to the fans. I think you could see our progression as a group, the chances we created and the football we played.”

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