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Forest unhappy with referee’s decision before Liverpool’s late winner


The referee’s decision not to pass the ball back to Nottingham Forest after the restart, minutes before Liverpool’s 99th-minute winner, was wrong, Forest’s referee analyst has said.

Forest’s 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday ended in chaos after the final whistle with Tierney surrounded by enraged Forest staff, ultimately earning coaching staff member Steven Reid , to receive a red card.

Tierney stopped play due to a head injury to Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate while Forest attacked and striker Callum Hudson-Odoi was in possession.

Play then resumed with an uncontested drop ball which was handed to Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, which allowed Liverpool to progress up the pitch and ultimately win the match thanks to Darwin Nunez’s header.

“The law states that if the referee has to stop the match – which he is entitled to do in the event of a head injury – the ball must go to the team in possession. Forest clearly had possession,” he said. said Mark Clattenburg, Forest refereeing analyst. told reporters Saturday.

“What we will do is speak to the PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited), about my relationship that I have with the PGMOL and the Premier League, and we will discuss what happened on the pitch today ‘today, and we will review the stock price in the future.

“The owner (Evangelos Marinakis) is very upset… he wants to see results and he feels that another decision has been unfavorable to the club.”

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Tierney made the same decision against his team earlier in the half.

“It happened exactly the same way as in the first half, but the other way around… I guess now that’s the rule,” Klopp said on Saturday.

“I of course understand Nottingham’s anger… It’s happened twice and it’s been handled in exactly the same way, so I don’t really see the reason for these discussions.”


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