Frank Lampard’s comments after the 2-0 loss to Liverpool
Frank Lampard claimed that Everton were denied a penalty at Anfield as the 2-0 defeat by Liverpool sent his side into the relegation zone for the first time since December 2019.
Liverpool retained their title with a challenge in the second half, and this is my limit through a wonderful header from Andy Robertson and substitute Divock Origi, and this is Klopp’s planning that had to overcome the stubborn Everton.
In the 53rd minute, which was the match without goals, Anthony Gordon fell in the Liverpool penalty area under a clear push from Joel Matip and the referee was asked to get a penalty kick, but the referee gave him a yellow card and did not award a penalty kick.
Lampard, who lost all seven of his away matches as Everton coach, said:
“It’s a penalty for me and you don’t get it here and if that’s Mo Salah on the other end he gets a penalty and I’m not trying to create conflict.”
“It’s just a fact of football, I played in teams in the top half of the league and such issues happened and they are counted and that was a penalty for sure, it’s a clear mistake,” he added.
Everton, who fell to third after Burnley’s win over Wolverhampton, have six games left to avoid their first relegation since 1951.
Lampard insisted his players could draw their strength from the counter-attack at Anfield and said:
“It was a good performance against a tough opponent and I watched their last games – we should have had a plan to stop them from getting space and for 60 minutes we did it as best we could.”
He concluded, “We did it with great discipline and created the best chances until that moment, but a moment of brilliance from Mohamed Salah and a kick over the head from Luis Diaz to form the second goal is difficult to counter.”