‘It’s a foul on the pitch EVERYWHERE!’: Peter Crouch thinks Liverpool should have won a free kick leading up to Marco Asensio’s goal for Real Madrid after Lucas Vazquez knocked out Sadio Mané.
- Crouch said Liverpool should have gotten a foul before conceding against Madrid
- Mane was knocked down by Lucas Vazquez leading up to Marco Ansensio’s goal
- Crouch argued that the incident was a ‘foul anywhere on the field’ at half time
Peter Crouch believes Liverpool were very unhappy that they didn’t get a free kick before getting their second goal against Real Madrid.
The Reds got off to a terrible start in their quarter-final against the LaLiga giants after Vinicius Jr led Los Blancos in the middle of the first half.
Things went from bad to worse for Jurgen Klopp when Marco Asensio doubled the host’s advantage, but the Liverpool players continued to complain to the referee as the Spaniard drove off to celebrate.
Peter Crouch believes Liverpool should have won a free kick for Real Madrid’s second goal
Sadio Mane (left) was knocked down by Lucas Vazquez (right) leading up to the second goal
Sadio Mane appeared to be making a mistake by Madrid right-back Lucas Vazquez, who shoved him in the back as the pair chased a high ball over the defensive line.
No foul was given and 27 seconds later Madrid was 2-0 for the right one. But Crouch, along with the Liverpool stars, wondered how Vazquez was being penalized for the incident.
“It’s a clear mistake 100%,” Crouch told BT Sport at half-time in the quarter-final.
Marco Asensio gave Real Madrid a two goal lead with a great finish past Alisson
‘He has no eye for the ball, it is a foul at any point in the field. You can see why Wijnaldum went to the referee. ‘
Toni Kroos played a testing ball over the Liverpool defense and Trent Alexander-Arnold was caught with a short-placed header straight into Asensio’s path.
“From that moment on, another beautiful pass from Toni Kroos, a terrible mistake by Trent, such a calm, cool finish.”