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Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak makes Liverpool claim after Champions League defeat

Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak makes Liverpool claim after Champions League defeat

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Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak has taken aim at the referee after his side’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Both Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane marked their names on the scoresheet to hand the Reds another three points.

In the first half Atletico’s Felipe was sent off by the Dutch referee Danny Makkelie after catching Mane on the back of the leg with his studs as Liverpool tried to break.

And Oblak believes his side only have themselves to blame for allowing the hosts to score two easy goals, but he does feel his teammates are being punished more than others. He said:

“You cannot blame anyone for anything. We have fought, we have played with one less.

 

“They have scored two very easy goals, that can’t happen to us. After two goals like this, it is very difficult to come back, even more so with one less player.

 

“The feelings are not the best, but the team has fought and done everything it could. Everything is still open, we depend on us and we must win the two remaining games.

 

“Again, already in the first game, once, and again today. It is difficult to talk about this. They are decisions of the referees that punish us a lot.

 

“In the matches against Porto and Milan there were similar actions and the players did not, they were expelled. They are decisions that we cannot influence, we cannot change.

 

“I did not see the foul from very close, I thought the referee was going to give the yellow and then change the red, I did not see the foul. In a similar action today there is no red and the other day yes.”

Source – Liverpool ECHO

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