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Reds captain is frustrated with VAR 'Welbeck said it wasn’t a penalty'

Sat 28 November 2020 | 17:54

A late VAR penalty decision prevented Liverpool from getting three points in a dramatic clash at Amex Stadium.

It wasn’t a good evening for Jurgen Klopp’s


, as their goals were denied twice by VAR, and as an icing on the cake, Seagulls were awarded a late-penalty after VAR forced the referee to overturn his decision.

Reds were leading with a goal by

Diogo Jota


Andy Robertson

took a wild swing at clearing the ball inside the box and connected with the boot of Danny Welbeck. The referee allowed to continue the play, but referee

Stuart Attwell

was asked to review the incident on a pitch-side monitor and ended up awarding the host a late penalty.

Jordan Henderson

wasn’t happy with the decision in the after-match interview with BT Sport:

“It was ours. It should be three points, in my opinion.

“I’ve seen the replay. Who would be happy? It’s not a pen. It feels like we’re standing here every week and discussing incidents. I don’t want to get into trouble, but for me it’s not a penalty.

“Danny Welbeck said to me it wasn’t a penalty. There were four or five of them who felt it wasn’t a penalty.

“To overturn it, it has to be clear and obvious. Is that a clear and obvious penalty, to go to the screen and overturn it?

“Obviously the referees know better than us, but I thought the lads were brilliant today and deserve the three points.

“In the first half there were things we could improve on, in the second half we did that.

“We had a couple of goals ruled off for offside. Overall we’ve got to be positive and take the performance out of it, because the result isn’t anything else but an error in my option.

“You’d rather get beat by two or three than end up like that. It feels like two points taken away from us.”


source: SportMob