Liverpool fans rage at not getting last-gasp penalty, and Jurgen Klopp and Gary Neville agree with them

Liverpool fans fumed as they were denied a stoppage-time penalty for Jeremy Doku’s apparent kick on Alexis Mac Allister.

As the clock ticked down at Anfield, Manchester City failed to properly clear their lines from a corner with the score at 1-1.


Doku went unpunished despite his boot hitting Mac AllisterCredit: Sky Sports

The ball dropped in front of Doku and he made a late move, with the winger appearing to kick Mac Allister in the chest.

After a quick check by VAR, referee Michael Oliver waved play on and the result ended in a draw, with Liverpool fans left seething.

Taking to X, one said: “Doku’s just kicked Mac Allister in the chest in the 98th minute, and it’s not been given as a penalty. Disgrace.”

“I don’t think you’ll see a more blatant penalty than that maybe ever. Incredible. Absolutely f****** robbed,” added a second.


A third said: “That’s a stonewall penalty from Doku on Mac Allister, shocking, shocking, shocking call.”

“HOW ISN’T THIS A PENALTY?!?!?! WHAT A JOKE!!!” an angered fourth said in the aftermath.

Even Manchester United legend Gary Neville thought Doku had got away with one as he said on commentary for Sky Sports commentary: “I think he’s a lucky, lucky boy.”

Jurgen Klopp was also shocked to not see the penalty given as told the BBC: “It was 100 per cent a penalty. They will find an explanation. It was 100 per cent a foul in all areas of the pitch and probably a yellow card.

Even VAR chose not to overrule the on-field decision of no penalty


Even VAR chose not to overrule the on-field decision of no penaltyCredit: Sky Sports

“All the people with iPads around me were ‘wow, clear’. Maybe they can hide behind the phrase it is not clear and obvious.

“It is of course a penalty but we didn’t get it and that is fine. The most important thing for me is that we can play football like that. I saw so many sensational performances today.”

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“For all football people on the planet it’s a penalty,” he also told Sky Sports, with Klopp clearly bemused as to why his side did not have a late chance to score from the spot.

Liverpool had another corner after the decision but failed to make the most of it, with the game ending in a draw.

City took the lead in the first half when John Stones netted from a close range after a clever delivery from Kevin De Bruyne.

Alexis Mac Allister equalised from the spot at the start of the second half after Darwin Nunez was fouled by Ederson, who went off injured.

Doku could have scored the winner moments before he was at the centre of controversy but his low shot came off the post and out.

Following the draw, Liverpool are only behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference, with City just one point adrift in third.


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