‘Welbeck Said It Wasn’t A Penalty!’ – Henderson Fumes At VAR After Liverpool Are Held By Brighton

The Reds captain was frustrated at Amex Stadium, with the defending Premier League champions losing two points after a late penalty

Jordan Henderson was furious at VAR after Liverpool were denied victory at Brighton by a late penalty, and Seagulls forward Danny Welbeck admitted that a penalty award was “soft”.

Jurgen Klopp’s team appeared to have avoided any argument against technology when they entered injury time at Amex Stadium.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane had seen goals discarded for offside on the South Coast, but fit Diogo Jota seized an opportunity and put Liverpool on track to a close win. However, there was belated drama as Andy Robertson took a wild swing clearing the ball into the box and landed on Seagulls forward Welbeck’s boot. Play was initially allowed to continue, but referee Stuart Attwell was asked to review the incident on a courtside monitor and ended up presenting Pascal Bruto with a chance to restore parity.

Liverpool captain Henderson was furious at the final whistle, with the England international saying BT sport: “It was ours. It should be three points, in my opinion.

“I have seen the replay. Who would be happy? It is not a pen. It feels like we are here every week discussing incidents. I don’t want to get into trouble, but for me it’s not a penalty.

“Danny Welbeck told me it wasn’t a penalty. There were four or five of them who felt it was not a penalty.

“To reverse it, it has to be clear and obvious. Is it a clear and obvious penalty, go to the screen and dump it?

“Obviously the referees know it better than we do, but I think the guys were brilliant today and they deserve the three points.

“In the first half there were things that we could improve, in the second we did.

“We had a couple of goals disallowed for offside. In general, we have to be positive and get the most out of it, because the result is nothing more than a mistake in my option.

“You’d rather get two or three hit than end up like this. It feels like two points have been taken away from us. “

Liverpool had survived an early scare at the Amex, with Neal Maupay taking a penalty for Brighton off the post and then sent off with injury, while James Milner and former Reds star Adam Lallana also took ill-timed blows in an afternoon. dramatic.

source: – target