Have you ever seen a side that roll around the floor more than Monterrey?
Probably, but not for a while, anyway.
They also made plenty of fouls and Liverpool were undoubtedly harshly done by the referee – with one ridiculous decision made to stop one of our counter-attacks due to a Monterrey cramp!
Antonio Mohamed, their manager, bizarrely complained about the referee treatment after the game – saying his side were harshly done by because we’re a bigger side…
Journalist Andy Hunter tweeted his downright stupid comments after the game:
Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed on his row with Klopp that saw both managers booked: "For me it was a red card (for Gomez) for the first foul and the second, so I spoke to the ref. Maybe the Liverpool shirt has more weight and therefore the Liverpool player was not sent off."
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) December 18, 2019
How anybody can have watched this game and came out of it with that opinion is beyond us.
Thankfully, Roberto Firmino scored a late winner, thanks to a brilliant Trent Alexander-Arnold assist, that clinched us the game and just as importantly – eradicated the possibility of Extra Time.
Now, it’s Flamengo on Saturday. Liverpool should expect another side expert in the Dark Arts.