‘It was probably the clearest penalty situation we have had’
Jurgen Klopp has slammed Martin Atkinson for not awarding Liverpool the "clearest penalty" as his side dropped points at home to Leicester.
Naby Keita was denied a blatant spot-kick after having his foot trodden on by Ricardo Pereira - but Foxes boss Claude Puel disagreed with the German chief.
Liverpool midfielder Keita was set to unleash a shot on goal from close range when he had his legs taken out from under him - with Klopp fuming.
After the 1-1 draw, the Kop boss roared: "It was probably the clearest penalty situation we have had. The ref was in the best position on the pitch.
"You will have to ask him why he didn't give a penalty. You cannot change it."
However, Puel agreed with the decision of the ref, answering when quizzed about the decision: "Are you a Liverpool fan? It is the same question!
"I think we had the right decision from the referee. There is no excuse for Liverpool."
Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was quick to back his own boss though, adding: "It looked like a penalty from where I was.
"The ref was closer than me so he had a better view. You'll probably know better than me!"
Liverpool now lead Manchester City by five points in the race to win the Premier League title, but Klopp clearly believes it should be seven.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.