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Report: What Liverpool bench honestly felt about referee Anthony Taylor against Manchester United

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Liverpool absolutely battered Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, and things could’ve gotten a lot worse if referee Anthony Taylor wasn’t as lenient as he was.

After the Reds smashed five past David de Gea, Paul Pogba decided to get himself sent off with a reckless tackle. That was an insult to injury for the home side, but they could’ve been three or even four men down by that point.

A Liverpool insider told The Athletic that five Manchester United players should’ve been sent off against Liverpool. The Reds source bemoaned the lack of consistency in refereeing these days, and he/she is spot on.

The Liverpool source said: “There could have been five red cards for United in total. Griezmann got a red card for doing the same thing on Bobby (Firmino) in the previous game. Where’s the consistency?”

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Liverpool bench think referee Anthony Taylor took pity on Manchester United

According to the report, Liverpool insiders think of Taylor as a competent referee. However, they believe that he got a few decisions wrong on Sunday and that’s not because he didn’t see them.

The Liverpool bench believe that Taylor took pity on Manchester United and let a number of their players stay on. That, evidently, helped the home side finish the game with 10 men.

There was a case for Cristiano Ronaldo to be sent off following his kick on the ball between himself and Curtis Jones. The Liverpool youngster was on the wrong end of a terrible Bruno Fernandes tackle as well, which was worthy of a second look.

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The report claims that Klopp was convinced that Fred deserved a red card too, moments before Pogba got himself sent off. The fifth one is Harry Maguire pulling Diogo Jota back when he was through on goal, which was definitely a denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

Manchester United were arguably lucky to not see at least two players apart from Pogba get sent off. Taylor, maybe, did take pity on the home side, but the scoreline was still far from a respectable one at full-time.

Manchester United are in trouble now, but Liverpool won’t care about that one bit. They are only a point off the top of the table, and if they keep playing like they did on Sunday, it will take a miracle to stop them from winning the league.

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