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WATCH: Barkley horror tackle sparks anger from fans and former players on social media

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Ross Barkley’s ill-timed lunge on Jordan Henderson in last night’s Merseyside derby has prompted a furious reaction on social media, with many fans and former players condemning the Everton midfielder for the horror incident.

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With the feisty fixture evenly-poised at 0-0 after 68 minutes, Barkley’s late tackle caught opposite number and England teammate Jordan Henderson on the ankle.

A mass brawl ensued, with the Liverpool skipper lucky to escape serious injury after being on the receiving end of the excessive contact.

Barkley escaped with a booking for the tackle, and Liverpool eventually went on to record a 1-0 victory over their city neighbours thanks to Sadio Mane’s 95th minute strike.

Speaking after the game, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp told BBC Sport: “I saw it one time. Everything is clear. If you saw it say how it was.

“Maybe Ross was really lucky and Hendo was really lucky.”

Here’s the best of what Twitter had to offer following the altercation.

Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wasn’t best pleased with the tackle…

Others took a more light-hearted approach

But some were reduced to raw anger as well…

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