Neil Warnock likens Mohamed Salah to diver Tom Daley after winning Liverpool's penalty v Cardiff


Liverpool overcame Cardiff on Sunday afternoon to return to the top of the Premier League. 

Jurgen Klopp's side won 2-0 in Wales thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum's second-half strike and James Milner's spot-kick nine minutes from time.

The relegation-threatened hosts made life pretty tough for Liverpool and there's been plenty of discussion around the late penalty decision that ultimately killed the game.  

Mohamed Salah was wrestled to the ground by Sean Morrison inside the box but some fans believe the Egyptian went down too easily. 

And that opinion is one mirrored by Neil Warnock. 

The Cardiff boss has been very vocal about refereeing decisions going against his club in recent weeks and on Sunday, he hit out at Premier League officiating once again. 

"Once again, one or two things have gone against us, but I’m always like that, aren’t I?" Warnock told talkSPORT.

"It’s not just the [Liverpool] penalty, I think we should’ve had a penalty after half-time.

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"When you look at the way Robertson’s pulled his shirt, all of the television pundits say it’s a penalty by the letter of the law.

"But they get away with it. They say the sun might’ve been in the linesman’s eyes."

As well as hitting out at a few decisions, Warnock clearly wasn't impressed with Salah and compared his theatrics to that of Olympic diver Tom Daley. 

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"There would be a lot of penalties in matches if you give things like that. It’s a soft penalty," he continued.

"At the end of the tugging, the theatrics of the dive were a solid 9.9. It’s a Tom Daley job, that."

It's not often you hear managers coming out to openly criticise a rival player, but it appears Warnock might just have had enough of the Premier League. 

But with Cardiff currently in the relegation zone, he may be complaining about Championship players and referees next season. 

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