Liverpool ‘felt referee Anthony Taylor sympathized with Manchester United’, and could have sent off FIVE players instead of just Paul Pogba to further embarrass Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
- Liverpool believe referee Anthony Taylor took pity on Manchester United
- Pogba was shown a red card for his challenge to Naby Keita in the 60th minute
- But Jurgen Klopp thinks United should have received five red cards.
- He feels like Fred should have been sent off for a challenge to the head on Keita.
Liverpool believe referee Anthony Taylor took pity on Manchester United when he officiated their 5-0 win over the Red Devils on Sunday.
A source close to Jurgen Klopp said the athletic that the Liverpool manager was frustrated after the match, as he thought that at least five of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men could have been sent off.
He felt Fred deserved a red card for a head-high challenge on Naby Keita moments before he was taken off the court following a poor tackle from Paul Pogba.
Liverpool believe referee Anthony Taylor (above) took pity on Manchester United
The source close to Klopp said the athletic: “There could have been five red cards for United in total.”
The source went on to talk about Fred’s challenge to Keita, saying: ‘(Antoine) Griezmann got a red card for doing the same to Bobby (Firmino) in the previous game. Where is the consistency?
Jurgen Klopp believes that several players could have been sent off for their challenges in Keita
Paul Pogba initially received a yellow card for his challenge to Keita in the 60th minute
Taylor, who was born and raised in Manchester, was selected to take over the Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool were not satisfied with Taylor’s appointment as they felt the self-proclaimed Altrincham fan always favors the Red Devils.
However, Liverpool beat Manchester United 4-2 on the road at Old Trafford last season while under the watchful eye of Taylor.
However, Liverpool approached the game concerned about how Taylor’s decision making could affect the outcome of the game.
Despite their concerns, Liverpool were able to shoot five goals over Manchester United to emerge victorious at the Theater of Dreams.
However, it was recommended that he consult the field monitor to see the challenge again.
He then made the decision to send off the French midfielder with a red card.
The goals came from Keita, Diogo Jota and Mohammed Salah. However, there was still plenty of room for criticism about Taylor’s performance.
Liverpool felt that Manchester United should have received more red cards than just Pogba’s.
The Frenchman was sent off in the 60th minute of the game after he pounced on a two-foot tackle on the Reds midfielder with his team trailing 5-0 at Old Trafford.
Pogba was initially booked but, after a VAR check, Taylor fired him at the hour mark.
Klopp thinks Fred should have been sent off for his head-on challenge to Keita earlier
Others were also enraged by Taylor’s decision regarding Cristiano Ronaldo after he was brought down lightly over an incident that involved him kicking the ball to Curtis Jones (above).
Many believe Taylor would have refrained from expelling Pogba if it weren’t for Stuart Attwell, who has been at VAR for Liverpool’s last four games.
Others were also enraged by Taylor’s decision regarding Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming it was made lightly by an incident involving Curtis Jones.
Ronaldo fouled Jones and the Liverpool player fell to the ground. CR7 then proceeded to kick the ball towards his opponent.
Ronaldo received a yellow card for the incident, but many felt that he should have been punished more severely.
Bruno Fernandes also recklessly fouled Jones out of frustration. Once again, he was shown a yellow card instead of a red one.
However, Liverpool will be delighted not only with their result against United, but with their team’s performance as well.
Bruno Fernandes also recklessly fouled Jones out of frustration. Again, he was shown a yellow card instead of a red one (above)