This is honestly quite difficult to comprehend…
2017/18 is over, and in Premier League terms, we still managed to finish 4th and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
But we had to win on the final day of the term to confirm this, which was cutting it way too fine considering the number of goals we scored and the performances we put in throughout the campaign.
A large part of this though was because we got just two penalties the entire season – as Andrew Beasley points out – the same number Australia have in two games at this summer’s World Cup.
Mile Jedinak converted yesterday against Denmark in his team’s 1-1 draw, and did the same in their opening defeat to France.
Australia have now scored as many penalties at this World Cup as Liverpool did in the Premier League this season!
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) June 21, 2018
It is literally impossible that a defensive, poor team like the Socceroos deserve the same number of spot-kicks as Liverpool, an offensive juggernaut, throughout last term in 38 games.
It’s proof that statistically Liverpool were treated horribly by referees domestically.
Hopefully next season we’ll be treated a little more kindly by the officials. After all, we’ve got a new signing in Fabinho now who never misses from 12-yards!