David Silva has backed Raheem Sterling in the winger’s penalty row - and name-checked Liverpool while he was at it.
Sterling has been accused of diving in the Citizens’ 6-0 rout against Shakhtar Donetsk and his team-mate reckons human error has to be allowed for in football.
“You have to let the referee make the decision. They get it wrong sometimes,” Silva said.
“In this case, he has blown for a penalty that wasn’t a penalty, but there are plenty of times that they miss penalties that are cast-iron.
“Stuff happens in football. Sometimes it goes in your favour, sometimes it doesn’t.
“The goal that was incorrectly disallowed for offside [by Leroy Sane] in the Champions League against Liverpool last season – Liverpool didn’t put their hands up and say, ‘hold on, that wasn’t offside, there you go.’”
They can’t let this Champions League defeat go, can they?
Source : https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/jurgen-klopp-press-conference-live-15369682