Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned the penalty given to Napoli in their UEFA Champions League loss on Tuesday.
Napoli was awarded a penalty after Andy Robertson appeared to have brought down Jose Callejon with Dries Mertens stepping up to score but according to Klopp, the hosts shouldn’t have been given the penalty.
Klopp said that Liverpool didn’t deserve to concede the penalty because Callejon jumped before any contact was made with Robertson.
“For me, it’s clear and obvious, no penalty because Callejon jumps before he has any contact. But we cannot change that so we have to be critical with ourselves. We did well in a lot of moments, we played a lot of good football but we didn’t finish off.
“In the second half we had this wild game, we were running, they were running. They’ve killed everybody on the pitch, started controlling again and then we’ve conceded a penalty. Of course, that doesn’t help and I’ve seen it now, I don’t think that’s a penalty,” Klopp is quoted by Sky Sports.
Liverpool will hope they can change the narrative when they face Germany side Red Bull Salzburg thrashed Genk 6-2 last night in their next fixture.