Jurgen Klopp speaks out after red card controversy during Brighton vs Liverpool

Liverpool travelled south on Sunday for a Premier League meeting with Brighton. A tough test was expected for the Reds and in the end, the points were shared.

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Klopp speaks out on red card

Simon Adingra gave Brighton the lead at the Amex Stadium after 20 minutes. However, Mohamed Salah scored a quickfire brace ahead of half-time to turn the match around in the space of five minutes.

Salah’s second goal of the day came from the penalty spot after Pascal Gross dragged Dominik Szoboszlai to the ground in the Brighton box. Despite it being a fairly cynical intervention, and one that stopped Szoboszlai from having a relatively simple finish, Gross was not even booked.

Lewis Dunk went on to net a 78th-minute equaliser for Brighton but things may have been different had Gross been sent off in the first 45.

Speaking to the media post-match, Jurgen Klopp had his say on the potential red card: “I don’t know - I really have no idea.

“I thought when the foul is in the penalty box, then it’s a yellow card. If it would have been outside, then a red. I don’t know - don’t talk to me about the rules. I take what I get.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.