Jordan Henderson, captain Liverpool, condemned severely the “harsh” penalty came toward his squad on Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
As the defender of the Reds, Joe Gomez, was being penalized because he wanted to prevent Kevin De Bruyne’s right-wing cross. In this way, Manchester City were given a spot-kick.
Initially, the penalty was not considered by referee Craig Pawson. However, it was taken into account by the video assistant.
The same thing happened during Leicester's game against Wolves on Sunday for handball occasion.
"People will say I am biased because it is against us but I saw one similar in the Leicester game. Joe is running back to his own goal, where is he going to put his arms? I think it is so difficult for defenders,” he told Sky Sports.
“I felt it was harsh but they have been pretty consistent. In the Leicester game they gave it and they gave it today but for us as players I think it is harsh.”
“For players it is harsh, I feel for defenders running back with the pace of that Kevin De Bruyne cross, it is hard for him to get out of the way.
"Coming here we knew it would be difficult, City are fantastic and it was an intense game, overall we have to take the point and move on," he added.
"We started really well, a lot of the time we do but especially today. The work rate and intensity was really good in the game, defensively solid and so many positives in the game.
“We limited the problems they cause and hopefully after the international break we are back for another set of intense fixtures.