- Sep 30, 2009
Likewise Liverpool got away with Van Dijk deciding to arse slam James into a player (people will say he won the ball, but he could have easily done so without wiping out James, he was looking for the contact to show how much of a hard man he is), and then Matip hitting him equally as hard ages after the ball had gone. Neither were even given as a foul.Atkinson helped Liverpool last season: he helped Wolves draw with City (they scored with a hand-ball from offside position) and then didn't give a clear pen for a foul on Aguero at Anfield. Karma is a bitch.
I can't decide whether Atkinson is incompetent or just "politically correct". Since Liverpool were leading with 8 pts, he thought that it wouldn't harm them too much if some 50/50 or even 60/40 fouls are not given. Thought the pen with which Liverpool won against Leicetser was a bit soft and the foul on Origi was soft-ish too. He exaggerated the contact.