Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side were denied a blatant spot-kick during the 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Wednesday night.
Naby Keita dribbled into the penalty and looked set to let fly before his foot was trodden on by Leicester right-back Roberto Pereira, but referee Martin Atkinson missed the foul and waved play on.
Klopp says it was a clear penalty when Pereira stood on Keita's foot – "A penalty is a penalty. There was no blood again this time, but it was still a penalty. There is nothing we can do now though, it won't change anything, we have to accept it and move on." #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) January 30, 2019
Klopp and his players cannot let the frustration of tonight linger for too long, but it was a disappointing result nonetheless.
That was the first time this season the Reds have dropped points against a team outside of the big six, so we cannot complain too much.
At the start of the night, the gap to Manchester City was four points; now it is five.
A response is needed against West Ham on Monday night, but the title race is still in our hands. As Klopp says, the Reds must move on quickly.