‘He’s furious’ – BBC pundit spots moment that had Mo Salah raging around the hour mark

Mo Salah could be forgiven for feeling more than a little frustrated at the lack of support and protection he receives from referees following the latest refusal to award him a penalty.

The Egyptian was outmatched one-on-one, eventually being brought down as he was shooting after being harassed by his opponent, and the lack of a penalty award had him positively fuming around the hour mark.

“Salah doesn’t fall down, he stays on his feet. He eventually makes half a shot and says okay, give me my penalty now. Because he hasn’t gone down, he doesn’t get it,” Pat Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport). “He’s furious and I kind of understand that.”

The Merseysiders are currently 3-1 up against the visitors thanks to goals from Bobby Firmino and Darwin Nunez.

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The approach to awarding fouls leaves our No. 11, and others like him, in a somewhat difficult position.

Ideally we want to encourage attackers to stay on their feet, but there seems to be very little incentive to do so when a penalty could have been won had Salah dropped early and made the most of the contact on him.

You can understand why Jurgen Klopp was foaming with anger during the 1-0 win over Manchester City given how often opponents are free to kick our Egyptian king down the pitch.

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