Everton manager Frank Lampard claims opposing teams will never be awarded a penalty. Jamie Carragher felt his side deservedly in the 0-2 defeat to Liverpool.
Anthony Gordon, who was previously booked by referee Stuart Attwell for diving, appeared to have been knocked to the ground by Liverpool defender Joel Matip as the two chased a ball behind the home defence. goalless game at Anfield.
Attwell waved for a direct free kick from the 21-year-old with VAR also refusing to intervene, a decision Carragher said. Sports sky refused to give Everton an obvious penalty – but a penalty he added could have been influenced by the striker’s earlier emulation.
“He has to be careful Anthony Gordon, he’s a local player and I know some of his friends and family,” Carragher said. “He’s a great player and lad, one of the best players on the pitch right now.
“He’s caused Liverpool big problems, it’s not the first time in the first half, he just has to be careful with that. It’s definitely going to be in the referees’ heads and maybe he hasn’t. got what it deserved for a couple of incidents in the other three or four games. But that said, it was a penalty.”
That is a view shared by Graeme Souness, who thinks the Liverpool players will remind Attwell of Gordon’s previous foul as he considers whether to issue a penalty.
He said: “In the first half, the boy was penalized for diving. He had to get out of that, because immediately the referee was looking for it. He could have gotten it if he hadn’t dived in. half one”.
“He planted a seed in the referee’s head, and if we were the players out there we would be in the referee’s ears, calling him a diver. So you’re also planting the seed in the head. arbitration.”
Lampard: You don’t get those things here
Frank Lampard feels Attwell’s decision to banish Gordon’s objections was influenced by a passionate home crowd at Anfield, where Liverpool have not given up a Premier League start all season.
He said: “It was a penalty in the second half. I don’t think you get them here. I think if it was Mo Salah at the other end, he would have won the penalty.
“I’m not trying to create conflict there, I just think that’s the reality of football sometimes. Maybe sometimes I’ve played for clubs at the top of the league, with crowds behind them. , you get more than not. .
“The second foul on Anthony was a foul. It was a clear foul. But you don’t understand them here.”
Souness: Lucky mane stays
In a game that often comes under fire, Sadio Mane was warned for shoving Allan in the face moments before half-time during a scuffle following Richarlison’s nasty foul on Fabinho, but the videos Replays show that the Liverpool striker was lucky to avoid being sent off.
He was also photographed shoving his finger in the face of Everton defender Mason Holgate during the same incident, in a moment both Attwell and VAR officials missed.
Referring to the first half incident, Souness said: “Luckily, Mane pushed Allan and tried to poke Mason Holgate. It wasn’t a push on Holgate, he put his finger out, there were many. intention than just a push.”