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Why Liverpool Champions League game was a bad one

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Liverpool have been placed in a better position to move ahead to the semi-finals after defeating Porto by 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.

The game was, however, tainted by a tackle from Egyptian international Mohamed Salah on Porto player Danilo as he went unpunished by the referee.

This has got ESPN FC pundit Steve Nicol talking as he stated that the game would have had a swift turn if the former AS Roma player was shown a red card in the game because the tackle was huge on the player even if it was not malicious.

According to the ESPN pundit, the referee was wrong not to have given Mohamed Salah a card despite consulting the VAR, noting that the Egyptian international was lucky in the game.

He noted that he had watched the incident severally and is confident that it was a bad tackle and deserves booking.

However, a red card for Mohamed Salah would have been a big blow to the manager Jurgen Klopp team as they would have been without him in their next couple of games.

Salah has been shy of goals in their last couple of games but he seems to have found his mojo back as he scored in their last EPL game.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.