Frank Lampard, Everton’s manager, believes his side should have been awarded a penalty against Liverpool on Sunday.
After Burnley beat Wolves 1-0 earlier in the day, the Toffees came into the encounter at Anfield in the relegation zone.
The story would have been different if the Reds had been awarded a penalty after Anthony Gordon went down under a challenge from Joel Matip with the score at 0-0.
Stuart Attwell, who had already scheduled Gordon for a dive, decided to go on with the game.
“It was a penalty,” explains the narrator. I don’t believe they are available in this country. If Mo Salah is on the opposite end, I believe he will be awarded a penalty.
“I’m not trying to start a fight there; it’s simply the reality of football sometimes,” Lampard added.
“You generally don’t get those kicks at Anfield, for Gordon to be challenged and receive a yellow card is insane,” he said of the referee. It was a foul somewhere else on the field with the next shot.”
“Liverpool is elsewhere,” he concluded, “they are near the top, they have been together for a long time, and they have a powerful style of play.
“We needed organization and discipline, and all I could ask of the players at halftime was to take advantage of opportunities. We will fight until the end of the league.”
Everton currently have 29 points in 18th place, two points behind Burnley, the closest to staying.
Everton faces the risk of relegation to the second division for the first time since the fifties.