Liverpool’s next meeting against Tottenham should be interesting following Sunday’s pulsating 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Has there been a more controversial 10-minute period in the history of the Premier League? Even Martin Tyler, Sky Sport’s 72-year-old commentator, conceded he’d never seen anything quite like it during his long career.
Referee Jon Moss and his team were at the centre of the drama for the two penalties they awarded Tottenham during the closing stages of the match.
Loris Karius was judged to have fouled Harry Kane, who missed his first spot-kick, while Virgil van Dijk was penalised for a foul on Erik Lamela at the death.
Kane stepped up and, this time, notched his 100th Premier League goal. Final score, 2-2. “He might need to get the car out of Liverpool that I do!” Gary Neville, on co-commentary duty, said of Moss immediately after the final whistle.
Jurgen Klopp was fuming with Moss, admitting he would be forced to pay the “biggest fine in world football” if he revealed his true feelings about the match official’s decisions.
On the other hand Mauricio Pochettino, perhaps unsurprisingly, was full of praise for the referee.
Dele Alli was deservedly booked for diving
There was one decision that went against Spurs, though, and rightly so. That was Dele Alli’s cynical dive in the 69th minute of the match.
The England midfielder admitted his guilt but received a dressing down from the infuriated Dejan Lovren, who endured a nightmare in this fixture at Wembley earlier in the season.
Lovren post on Instagram about Alli's dive
The Croatian defender, judging by his latest Instagram post, still hasn’t forgiven Alli for cheating.
Posting a photo of himself and Andrew Robertson both berating Alli during the match, Lovren wrote: “Robo I will tell him...✋🏼“.
Liverpool fans are loving Lovren's post
Needless to say, Liverpool fans are loving Lovren’s Instagram post about Alli…
This should help endear Lovren to Liverpool's fans!
Lovren’s reputation with the Liverpool fans hit its nadir after that disastrous display at Wembley in October.
It’s improved since then, though, and this latest post will only help to further endear him to the Anfield faithful.News Now - Sport News