Liverpool were denied a blatant penalty against Fulham; no VAR to intervene

Liverpool may have come from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 at Anfield on Wednesday night but the Reds can still feel aggrieved that they were not awarded a penalty while they were still 1-0 down.

A free kick was sent into the box by Alexis Mac Allister and the ball quite clearly struck Antonee Robinson on the hand before the ball was diverted away from danger by Joao Palhinha.

The USA international did attempt to head the ball but the matter of the fact is that the ball quite clearly struck him on the arm and it was heading into a dangerous area if it didn’t.

VAR was not in use at Anfield last night (due to Championship side Middlesborough’s involvement in the competition), and referee David Coote was quick to wave away any appeals from Liverpool players.

It would’ve been interesting to see what decision would’ve been made had VAR been in use.

Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo managed to net three minutes apart to turn the game around following Willian’s opener, however, so the questionable decision to not award a spot kick didn’t end up costing us in the first leg.



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