Mignolet let-off not a red card, insists Klopp

Mignolet let-off not a red card, insists Klopp

Mignolet let-off not a red card, insists Klopp

The Reds made light work of their trip to the Bet 365 Stadium, beating Stoke 3-0.

Liverpool led from Sadio Mane's 17th-minute strike before a six-minute brace off the bench from Mohamed Salah-a well-taken volley and a cool finish after a run on goal-sealed the victory.

Simon Mignolet was fortunate to not be shown a red card during Liverpool's clash with Stoke, with the Belgium global hacking down Mame Biram Diouf just ahead of the half-time whistle.

Should Mignolet have been sent off?

"But for us at the moment they (City) are too far above us and if they keep on going like this no-one has a chance and it is already decided".

Mignolet, who captained Liverpool for the match, brought down the forward late in the first half, but despite the Potters' protestations that he denied them a clear goalscoring opportunity, Atkinson only booked the goalkeeper. There were two Liverpool players weren't there?

Mark Hughes and the Stoke faithful have reason to feel very hard done by, and believe that this could have been a turning point in the result of the match. It was outside of the 18-yard box, and I saw two players in our shirt in a better position than the goalscorer, that's how it looked for me.

The second was vintage Salah, chasing down the ball and harrying Erik Pieters, before finding himself one-on-one with Grant and slotting it into the bottom left corner.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refuses to concede the Premier League title is out of their reach but admits no-one will have a chance if Manchester City maintain their current form.

Klopp also had praise for the side, as they kept the pressure on the top four.

Hughes felt it was a pivotal incident with his side just starting to cause the visitors problems.

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