Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey has been discussing a potential foul on Sadio Mane from Jonny Evans in the build-up to Leicester City’s second goal in their 3-1 win over Liverpool at the weekend.
Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Halsey was asked about the push on Mane from Evans that was not given as a foul by referee Anthony Taylor that then led to Jamie Vardy’s goal to put the home side in front.
In response, Halsey had this to say on the matter.
He said: “He’s not got the best of angles on that situation and just needed to move a little bit, either left or right, and he would have had a good view, but they tend to stay static and not get the ultimate viewing angle.
“You can argue that Liverpool should have had a free-kick and a chance to have a shot on goal, really, from where the free-kick was. ”
Goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes in addition to Vardy’s goal secured all three points for Brendan Rodgers’ side, despite Mohamed Salah opening the scoring and putting the Reds ahead.
With Taylor not awarding the foul for Liverpool after Evans pushed Mane in the back just before Vardy scored his goal, it would be understandable if the Liverpool fans were not happy with the decision to not award the foul for their team.
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Moving forward, whether the Liverpool players, staff or fans feel aggrieved with the referee or not, they will have to put this defeat at Leicester behind them and focus on winning their next league match if they want to have any chance of retaining their title.