Following a 2-1 defeat at Etihad stadium yesterday, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp went mad at the centre referee, Anthony Taylor for sparing Manchester City star Vincent Kompany a red card.
The Reds unbeaten run cam to an end with first Premier League defeat of the season on Thursday night.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s header as City ran out 2-1 winners at the Etihad
Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League has now been cut to just four points.
And Klopp was furious with Anthony Taylor, claims that Kompany had to be given his marching orders.
“I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card?” Klopp fumed.
“He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.”
Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League is now four points.
However, Klopp insists the Reds were unlucky to be handed their first league loss of the season, claiming Liverpool feel hard done by.
“It was a big pressure. Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say,” he added.
“Sane scores and the situation with Sadio [Mane] when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity.
“But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn’t score.