Mo Salah should have been allowed to retake the penalty he missed on Saturday against Huddersfield.
That’s according to former Premier League ref Graham Poll.
On BT Sport, Poll explained: “He was a good couple of yards off his line when the ball as kicked by Salah, so therefore it should be retaken.
“Unfortunately the assistant referees, who’s job it is to spot these things, don’t tend to brave enough to give them.
“It should have been retaken, but they don’t tend to be.”
As it was, the Egyptian slammed his effort straight at Jonas Lossl and Liverpool were denied.
But when watching the replay, the Dane was a good two yards off his line – which is of course against the rules.
It’s the kind of infringement which is very easy to spot, so we’re just glad it didn’t cost us.
In the end, we ran out 3-0 winners, although the team left the pitch at half-time to boos after a dour 45 minutes.
This was mainly due to Huddersfield’s ultra-defensive style of play, which has proved an effective weapon against Liverpool in the past.
Thankfully, once Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring, it was a breeze and we could have won much more comfortably.