Roy Hodgson fumes over Mohamed Salah penalty after defeat to Liverpool

Angelo Anderson
August 21, 2018

Jurgen Klopp would've watched Manchester City thrash Huddersfield Town 6-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and will expect his Liverpool side to follow up their 4-0 win over West Ham United in their first match of the season with a victory at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

And Palace were duly caught out in the 93rd minute, Salah sending Mane through as Liverpool countered from defending a corner, the Senegal forward holding off Patrick van Aanholt before rounding Hennessey to tuck in his sixth goal in eight games against the Eagles.

After Palace's Andros Townsend rattled the bar with a thundering effort from distance the visitors were awarded a penalty when Mamadou Sakho tripped Mohammed Salah.

But the £75million defender ensured Liverpool kept a clean sheet.

Palace opened their campaign by winning at Fulham but never looked likely to equalise after falling behind, especially once the otherwise outstanding Aaron Wan-Bissaka saw red for a clumsy foul on Salah, with Jurgen Klopp's men looking on track for a title challenge.

Liverpool has yet to concede a goal and carries a constant threat with its front three of Salah - last season's top scorer in the Premier League - Mane and Roberto Firmino. "I was not too happy with our offensive play", he reflected post-match.

"You could see that in the last period of the season, they were very consistent with results". I've been in football a long time, if that's a penalty the game has changed beyond all recognition. We were unlucky and then there was the penalty situation.

"Quality costs a specific price, it's with cars like that, with a lot of things like that and with players as well, that's why we paid it", he said referring to Van Dijk's fee.

'There's no way he's looking to foul the player.

I am not sure, I think we won all of the games [I've managed] here but I know it's really hard.

"Nobody thinks about that now, which is good". "If nobody else sees that I'll be the pariah and if everyone else sees it differently, I'll accept that".

"If I don't say that those are not penalties both for and against my team I will be very disappointed in myself". I don't want penalties for my team in that way.

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