That was a brave (and correct) refereeing decision to disallow that Atletico penalty. I thought for sure he was going to cave and give it to appease the home crowd. He had a bit of a wobble in the 5-10 minutes after giving the red card where he got conned into booking Milner and gave a few cheap free kicks to Atletico, but on the whole he did a pretty good job.
The double-whammy for Atletico with the red card is that Griezmann will miss the return game at Anfield which will benefit us.
9 points from 3 games, 5 points and +6 GD ahead of 2nd place, with two home games to come. Glorious position to be in. Hopefully we'll beat Atletico again in two weeks with Porto not winning in Milan to seal 1st place with 2 games to spare.
You knew something was coming at that free kick, every player was lined up as if it was a rugby line out, so the slightest contact, and I mean slight, was going to knock them down like skittles. They can con a human being, but they can't con a camera. The ref saw the incident on the monitor and decided the the level of contact was not sufficient enough to uphold the original decision. The use of VAR is essential against teams like that in atmospheres like that, to see if they really have won a genuine penalty or not.
Great goal by Keita, and one to remember. Then he reverted to the Keita of old, so he had to be subbed at half time. Fabinho should have started instead, and when he did come on he stabilised the ship. I don't know how Salah got credited with the first goal but somehow he was credited with it.
They really are an awful, horrible, rotten gang of thugs to play against. So well done to the ref again who saw Griezmann trying out his MMA skills on Firmino, and he saw through all the antics and the protests and the rollovers by "the red card squad" as LFCTV called them. 4 of them queueing up to ensure TAA was booked when he was. And some people admire them? 🤔
At the 5th attempt in the competition, we've finally beaten them. In this case, revenge really is sweet.