'Once a Red...' Rooney hailed by Man Utd & Everton fans as Liverpool lament Lovren's mistake

The defender was caught out and gave away a soft spot-kick converted by Rooney, which caused quite the stir on social media during the derby

Wayne Rooney's penalty against Liverpool was widely celebrated - and not just in the blue half of Merseyside. 

The former Manchester United captain made no mistake from the spot after Dejan Lovren had been pulled up for a shove on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. 

Liverpool were incensed by the call, which helped Everton earn a point in Sunday's derby at Anfield. 

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With goals this season against Manchester City and now the Reds, moreover, Rooney continues to do damage against United's biggest rivals. 

Once a Red, always a Red, was the cry from Twitter, while supporters of Jurgen Klopp's beleaguered troops were less than amused - some with the decision, and others with Lovren's less than exemplary defending!