Kasper Schmeichel believes Liverpool should not have been awarded a penalty for a handball by Çağlar Söyüncü during their 4-0 victory over Leicester on St Stephen's Day.
With Liverpool leading 1-0 in the 70th minute at the King Power Stadium, referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after the ball hit the arm of the Turkish centre back following a corner. James Milner took the kick to put his side 2-0 up.
"I think 4-0 was a bit tough," the Leicester goalkeeper told Amazon Prime Video Sport after the game.
For me, we were in the game until the referee had to make himself a hero. From then on, we lost composure.
Listen, they are the best side in the world at the moment along with Manchester City. It's important for us not to lose sight of the big picture. We are early into our journey. They are the type of teams we look to strive to be like. They are a lot further down the line in their development.
Listen, Dermot [Gallagher] will be on Sky saying 'it was a great decision, the referee was brave'.
I don't know what he is supposed to do, his arm is by his side, I don't see how he has time to react. He has a millisecond.
Judge for yourself below.
🔴 James Milner puts Liverpool 2-0 up from the spot!
🖐 The penalty came as Söyüncü was just unable to pull his hand away in time during a spell when Leicester had shown some signs of real life
🤔 Harsh decision or the correct call? pic.twitter.com/tUDpUNrYJs
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