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Liverpool Fans Rage After Two Refereeing Decisions Contribute To Title Blow

Liverpool Fans Rage After Two Refereeing Decisions Contribute To Title Blow
By Gary Connaughton

Another twist in the title race! With Manchester City losing against Newcastle last night, Liverpool entered tonight's game against Leicester having the opportunity to move seven points clear in the title race.

The home side got off to the perfect start when Sadio Mane put them ahead after only two minutes, but they failed to capitalise. Some lax defending allowed Harry Maguire to equalise for Leicester just before half time, and Liverpool failed to regain the lead in the second period.

There is an argument to be made, however, that Maguire should not have still have been on the field. He could well have seen red after a last man tackle on Sadio Mane, escaping what many thought was a straight red card challenge.

Liverpool fans were certainly aggrieved by the decision.

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While that was a borderline call, most would agree that the home team should have had a penalty in the second half. Naby Keita was about to pull the trigger after finding himself one on one with the goalkeeper, only to be brought down from behind by Ricardo Pereira. Referee Martin Atkinson did not see it that way, however, and failed to award the spot kick.

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It certainly looked like a foul. Again, Liverpool fans were not happy with the lack of conviction from the referee.

Liverpool have moved five points clear at the top of the league, but this feels like an opportunity missed. Pep Guardiola will no doubt point to this result as an example of Liverpool's frailties, especially as we enter the title run in.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that failing to win tonight will not impact his team's morale moving forward, with some massive games coming up over the next few weeks.

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