Pep Guardiola loses his rags on the sidelines after being denied yet another handball vs Liverpool in their Premier League encounter tonight.
Not many gave Manchester City a chance to end Liverpool’s unbeaten run at the Anfield. However, no one thought that Pep Guardiola’s side would lose the way they did. 3 goals on either side of the halves from Klopp’s men has ensured that the Spaniard will leave the Anfield empty handed once again.
However, Manchester City have reasons to believe that Liverpool were lucky to walk away with 3 points. The controversy laden match had two instances of possible handballs that could have turned the match in Guardiola’s favour.
The first occurred in the 6th minute when the referee waved off a handball appeal on Trent-Alexander Arnold inside the box. Liverpool took advantage and scored from the same play while replays showed that the ball had indeed hit the full back’s hand but came off Bernardo Silva’s arm first.
The second incident occurred in the second half. With the match at 3-1, City needed quick goals to make a match out of it. Raheem Sterling chased a goal against his old club. The ball then hit Trent Alexander-Arnold’s arms once again after a a sidefoot from Sterling. The handball appeal was turned down by the referee once again much to Pep Guardiola’s annoyance.
Pep Guardiola loses his rags on the sidelines after being denied another handball vs Liverpool
Pep made no attempts to hide his frustration with the decisions that went against him and screamed ‘twice!’ at the sidelines in disgust. While both the penalty appeals were in the grey area and arguments can be made to support both sides, Guardiola’s frustrations are understandable.
At the final whistle, the cameras followed City’s boss as he strode across the pitch towards the referee. However, he just walked past him after a customary handshake, although it did include an exaggerated handshake; You know just Pep being Pep.
“Thank you so much…” 🤔
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— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 10, 2019
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