Gerrard: Salah’s penalty is incorrect and we do not deserve to lose
Liverpool against Aston Villa .. Gerrard: Salah’s penalty is incorrect and we do not deserve to lose
Steven Gerrard, coach of Aston Villa, confirmed that Liverpool, the professional in its ranks, the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, achieved an undeserved victory over the Villas with a goal without a response, this Saturday evening, at “Anfield”, in the 16th round of the English Premier League competition.
Gerrard said in his statements after the match, “Liverpool was better in terms of playing, but we contained them in general, but the match was decided by a penalty kick. We are disappointed to lose the match.”
Gerrard added, “Liverpool’s penalty kick is also not deserved, Mohamed Salah committed a mistake on Mings first,” explaining that “my problem with the referee is that he did not go and watch the situation again, but rather gave Liverpool a direct penalty.”
On his satisfaction with the players, Gerrard said, “I couldn’t be more happy or proud in terms of commitment and execution. We have another tough game against Norwich in the middle of the week. This is a great opportunity for us to pack up and get a positive result.”
Gerrard commented on the reception of the Liverpool fans at Anfield, saying, “For me the priority is the support of the Aston Villa fans.”
Gerrard continued, “I think Liverpool are better in general in terms of the way they play, their style was better than ours, but we worked hard and did our best to hold them back for a long time.”
The Liverpool team maintained second place in the Premier League table with 37 points, collected from winning 11 games, drawing 4 and losing one match, scoring 45 goals and receiving 12. Aston Villa ranked 12th with 19 points.