X

Tuesday 19
June

Liverpool

Aldridge calls for more edge

13th March 2018, 17:25 by Bobbie Jackson

Liverpool need to be more streetwise if they are to get key decisions from referees, according to former striker John Aldridge.

The Merseyside outfit fell to a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday and they now lie five points adrift of the Red Devils in fifth.

United were the much better side in the first half when they opened up a two-goal lead courtesy of a brace from Marcus Rashford, while Eric Bailly’s own goal gave Liverpool hope of a comeback in the second period.

Liverpool felt they could have had at least one penalty at the Theatre of Dreams and Jurgen Klopp was very critical of the officials at the full-time whistle.

Aldridge believes Klopp was in the wrong to point the finger and feels his former club need to be more streetwise to win key decisions.

"Jurgen Klopp claimed the referee cost Liverpool a point at Old Trafford, but I wouldn’t agree with him on this occasion," Aldridge told the Irish Independent.

"I would argue that if Klopp’s Liverpool team were a little more streetwise, they would have got at least a draw out of the game, but they are too honest for their own good at times.

"We saw Tottenham players getting penalties at Anfield a few weeks back after falling over in the box, but Salah decided to stay on his feet and the referee then decided to give nothing.

"They try to win matches in an honest way, by out-passing and outscoring opponents and what we saw was a team winning via an alternative route."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Liverpool

Liverpool

Reds eye move for Pope

19th June 2018, 09:25

Liverpool have switched their focus to Burnley's Nick Pope as they look to sign a new goalkeeper.

Liverpool

Fekir to Reds alive says agent

19th June 2018, 07:05

Nabil Fekir's agent insists the player passed a medical with Liverpool and says there is still a chance a deal will happen.

Liverpool

Reds hopes wane over Fekir deal

18th June 2018, 09:54

Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir could be on his way to Tottenham now that his move to Liverpool looks in tatters.

Liverpool

Inter starlet on Reds radar

18th June 2018, 05:10

Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti is said to be on Liverpool's radar but they have been warned he wants regular action.

Liverpool

Fekir still on Reds radar

17th June 2018, 13:07

Nabil Fekir is still on Liverpool's radar but reports claim Lyon are trying to strike a deal with other Premier League clubs.

Liverpool

Lazio keeper linked with Reds

17th June 2018, 08:21

Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha has emerged as a target for Liverpool as the hunt to sign a new goalkeeper hots up.

Recent Sport Headlines

Cricket

Moxon pleased with efforts despite defeat

19th June 2018, 10:29

Yorkshire Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon has hailed his side's efforts despite their exit from the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Crystal Palace

Palace starlet in French loan switch?

19th June 2018, 10:24

A quartet of Ligue 2 clubs are eyeing a loan move for Crystal Palace youngster Jason Lokilo, according to reports in France.

Horse Racing

Gunther eyes new high with Without Parole

19th June 2018, 10:19

John Gunther claims a win for Without Parole in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot would top his US Triple Crown success.

Cricket

Notts agree Ball extension

19th June 2018, 10:09

England bowler Jake Ball has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new deal until the end of the 2021 season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Patricio makes the switch to Wolves

19th June 2018, 09:52

Wolves have landed a major summer target after signing Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon.

Celtic

Brown has confidence in new signing

19th June 2018, 09:48

Odsonne Edouard will be comfortable with his tag of the club's record signing, according to Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Horse Racing Previews

Johnston Two Year Old Ready To Take Command

19th June 2018, 09:43

Conditions Just Right For Another Victory

Rangers

New boy eyes big Ibrox future

19th June 2018, 09:42

Connor Goldson says he's delighred to have joined the ranks of Steven Gerrard's "revolution" at Rangers.