Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, criticized the decision to overturn Phil Foden’s goal in his team’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool.
With a goal in the second half, Mohammad Salah gave Liverpool the victory at Anfield. Phil Foden’s goal in the 53rd minute led City to believe they had won the match.
Following a VAR review, it was determined that Erling Haaland had fouled Fabinho in the build-up, rendering the goal ineligible.
After the game, Guardiola stated his displeasure with the decision and was clearly incensed by it.
“This is Anfield, the referee spoke with my assistants and said he’s not going to make fouls unless they’re clear,” he said.
“All game was played on, except the goal we scored and after that, it’s not played on.
“That is the question, so when the referee decides to speak to the managers, to Jurgen Klopp, to my assistant coach and say ‘I am going to be clear, it happens all the time in that way,’ then you cannot disallow the goal. But if you decide in the first minute fault, fault, fault… But you know, this is Anfield.”
The goal that was disallowed turned out to be crucial since Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the 76th minute by outmuscling Joao Cancelo and hoisting the ball over Ederson.
Following what seemed to be an argument between Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, and Bernardo Silva in the second half, Taylor dismissed Klopp for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The game against West Ham United, which is Liverpool’s next match, is likely to be missed by Klopp.