Pochettino On Liverpool Debutant: He Should Have Been Sent Off

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Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino believes Liverpool debutant Trent Alexander-Arnorld should have been red-carded in the EFL cup at Anfield.

The youngster was only given a yellow card for a dangerous challenge on Ben Davies by referee Jon Moss, in a match Liverpool won 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals from Daniel Sturridge.

Janssen pulled one back for Spurs from the spot, only for another penalty appeal to be waived much to the dismay and annoyance of the Spurs dugout.

Asked if he felt Alexander-Arnold should have been shown a red card, Pochettino replied: “I think yes. It was a little bit strange at the end of the game.

“Their bench started to complain about us, about the referee for two actions, when in the first half the full-back Arnold should have been sent off for the tackle, the bad tackle on Ben Davies.

“But again it’s strange when a bench starts to complain with another bench – they should stay calm. It’s the referee who has the authority to decide whether it is or isn’t a penalty.

“We need to concentrate on the game. For them it was strange at the end of the game for one action which was just a normal foul.”

Both managers made a host of changes from their regular starting line-ups, but Pochettino claimed he was not too disappointed to see his team fail to reach the quarter-finals.

“I’m pleased with the performance, but not the result,” the Argentine added.

“We fought until the end and created chances.

“It was a great experience and we can take a lot of positives. This will improve our confidence for the future.

“Our project is completely different to Liverpool’s.”



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