Tuesday 11 December 2018

Fuming Klopp has to take penalty decision on chin

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp Pic: Reuters
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp Pic: Reuters

An angry Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side have to take it on the chin after a controversial penalty denied them a Merseyside derby win.

Wayne Rooney scored from the penalty spot to equalise for Everton, and Everton claimed a badly-needed point from Anfield in a 1-1 draw.

But Klopp was angered by the decision to give a penalty against Dejan Lovren. "I don't think it was a penalty. It is like it is. We have to take it," he said.

"I thought we did everything to win the game. we controlled the game apart from one situation - and this situation decided the game at the end. "

But a delighted Rooney says that the equalising goal was "up there" as a career highlight.

"All I kept thinking was, 'You can't miss this penalty, you just can't!'. It was such a big moment in the game. I was delighted with it," he said.

"I was just as delighted with the character that we showed because physically, for the whole team, it was a difficult game."

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