Jose Mourinho claims he is upset about the lack of consistency from referees, following Liverpool 3-1 win. But reckons visitors Manchester City could have done more.
Fabinho, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane were the goal scorers for Liverpool. Bernando Silva pulling one back for the citizens but could not initiate a comeback for Guardiola’s side.
The manager was left fuming, after Liverpool counter-attacked and scored, following a probable penalty decision. Guardiola felt done a second time, as another penalty decision was waved after the ball appeared to have struck Trent Alexander-Arnold in the area.
On Jose Mourinho’s part, the lack of consistency from football officials is a cause of worry. As the Portuguese believe that on another day it would have been given a penalty.
“I think we’ve spoken enough about it and I think the main question is just consistency,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports.
“That’s what really upsets me in the game, in this moment, that one weekend it’s not a penalty and next week it’s going to be a penalty. For me, that’s the crucial point of it.
“The game was so good and there is so much to speak about the game that I think enough is enough.”
City couldn’t have conceded at a worse time, following the Ill decide. But Jose Mourinho believes the citizens didn’t do enough to stop the goal, as he praised a precise counter-attacking effort from Liverpool.
He added: “Yeah of course [City could have prevented the goal], there’s no doubt about it.
“And I think everybody knows how strong Liverpool is in these situations, everybody knows how they play and the way they manage to only leave Salah and Mane in privileged positions for these transitions, everybody knows the positions they like to attack and you see the way they score both goals, the second and the third.
“City is too good to be now crying for a week about an incident, they should focus also on the game, what they could do better.”