Liverpool looked impotent at best for large portions of Sunday’s draw against Man United. Of course, if the referee had made the correct decision, the Reds would have gotten a clean sheet and three points. Of course, this is irrelevant because, despite even Roy Keane and Gary Neville agreeing Divock Origi was fouled in the build up to United’s goal, Martin Atkinson believes it is ok to kick people in football. Another man that believes just hacking away at people is ok in football plays for Leicester. Hamza Choudhury was key to Man United getting a draw against Liverpool.
Before the international break, the Reds welcomed Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City to Anfield. Jürgen Klopp’s side dominated the game, Sadio Mane put the hosts ahead before they were pegged back by the Foxes’ only shot on target. Moments from the end of the game, Mane was fouled in the opposition box and James Milner converted the penalty to seal a 2-1 win for Liverpool. Minutes before Milner tucked away the winner, Hamza Choudhury put in a horror challenge on Mo Salah.
Let’s be clear, this can’t even be called a tackle, it was as cynical as you can imagine. Mo Salah was clear of the Leicester midfielder before the visitor chopped at the Egyptian’s legs, landing heavily on top of the winger’s ankle. It would have been difficult to argue against a red card had one been produced, there was no attempt for the ball, his feet were off the ground and Mo Salah was forced off.
The Egyptian king felt the effects of the assault to the extent that he was deemed not fit enough for the match day squad on Sunday. Without Salah, the Reds were forced to shuffle formation and start Divock Origi, clearly upsetting the rhythm of the Liverpool attack. Without a record breaking forward in your side, you are doomed to score less goals. Hamza Choudhury was key to Man United getting a draw against Liverpool, the Red Devils have him to thank for the Reds’ impotency.