Liverpool were disappointed with their local rivals for most of the competition, but made a breakthrough in the second half through Andy Robertson. Origi’s freak continued his antics against the Toffees to double the advantage and almost finish the game.
But on the eve of the break, an incident occurred that forced both groups of players to push and push – including Manet and Holgate. Amid the furor of referee Stuart Ethel did not notice how the Liverpool striker tried to poke the Everton defender in the eye.
The VAR also did not pick up the incident, and as a result the Senegalese national team went unpunished, although it was not the only incident when Jürgen Klopp can consider himself lucky.
Anthony Gordon shouted for a penalty when the score was 0-0, but neither the referees on the field nor at Stockley Park were interested. This follows from the potential call of Nabi Katya’s red card Manchester United in the middle of the week.
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After the match Lampard seemed to show that Liverpool often benefit from doubt by playing at Anfield. He said, “I think they could both be penalties, but you often don’t get them at Anfield.” The fact that there’s a contact and he gets a card is crazy. [anywhere else] on the field. Sometimes you can’t get them here.
“They are in a different region than us. They are at the very beginning of the table, they have been together for a long time and have a strong style of play. More in the break, except to use our chances.
“I am proud and pleased with the performance. We have to transfer that spirit to the final games. We will give it our all.”