October 23, 2018

Liverpool reacts to controversial penalties, Wanyama nets screamer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted following a controversial draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

An agitated Klopp claimed he would have to “pay the biggest fine in world football” if he vented his true feelings about Harry Kane’s stoppage-time penalty that earned the rivals a draw.

Liverpool were also angry at the first penalty award when Harry Kane was fouled by goalkeeper Karius, although Dejan Lovren’s touch had played the striker onside.

According to Liverpool’s Van Dijk, Kane dived to win the first spot-kick.

“I think it is a dive. You see him (Kane) diving clearly and no one is talking about it but I think it is a dive,” said the Dutchman. There is a lot of discussion about whether it is offside, yes or no, but I think it was offside as well.

“You could just see him making that dive. The referee made his decision together with the linesman. It was good for us that it got saved,” said Dijk.

According to AFP, Kenyan superstar Victor Wanyama scored a screamer to equalise 10 minutes from time before Kane missed from the penalty spot in the 87th minute.

Harry Kane scored a last-gasp penalty equaliser just minutes after missing another spot-kick in Tottenham’s breath-taking 2-2 draw at Liverpool, while Newcastle remain mired in the battle for survival after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After falling behind when Mohamed Salah punished a mistake from Eric Dier in the third minute at Anfield, Tottenham hit back to equalise through Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Tottenham wasted a chance to take the lead when Kane saw his 85th minute penalty saved by Loris Karius, who had been penalised for bringing down the England striker.

Salah looked set to make Kane pay for that mistake in the first minute of stoppage-time as the Egypt winger danced his way through the Tottenham defence to slot in a sublime goal.

But in the final seconds, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk conceded a controversial penalty with a soft challenge on Erik Lamela.

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