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‘Stonewaller’ ‘VAR Would Have Given It’ – Liverpool Fans On Social Media Critical Of Penalty Decision Against Leicester

Liverpool laboured to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City last night. The Reds may have extended their lead at the top of the table to five points but many felt it was two points dropped.

One incident that left many supporters frustrated, though, was referee Martin Atkinson’s decision not to give the Merseysiders a penalty in the second half.

Midfielder Naby Keita was brought down in the box by Leicester fullback Ricardo Pereira but Atkinson waved away protests.

Fans on Twitter felt that the penalty should have been awarded:

After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about the penalty and he said he didn’t know why it wasn’t given:

“I think everybody agrees there could have been a penalty. It maybe should have been a penalty. I don’t know why it wasn’t a penalty.”.

“Have I spoken to the referee about it? No. I don’t think it will change anything, do you? That doesn’t help. Somebody has to ask him. I don’t know what he thought at that moment. I think he had the best position.”

Both Liverpool and Manchester City have difficult fixtures this weekend. The Red’s next game is on Monday night when they face West Ham away from home.

Following their defeat to Newcastle, City will be hosting Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.