Brendan Rodgers furious with officials following loss

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool ManagerLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side were denied two clear penalties during their 2-1 Premier League loss to Tottenham.

The Reds enjoyed extended periods of domination at White Hart Lane, but were unable to come back from two first-half goals scored by the home side.

Rodgers was incensed by a couple decisions that didn’t go his side’s way, highlighting a clash between Steven Gerrard and Moussa Dembele as a clear penalty:

“Two clear penalties. Steven Gerrard – that was bordering on assault, never mind a tackle. It was frightening how we never got the penalty for that.” He told SkySports.

“And if you watch, Luis Suarez gets kicked by William Gallas also.”

The Northern Irishman was happy with Liverpool’s performance and claimed that they should have come away with at least a point:

“I thought we were absolutely magnificent,” he said. “I don’t think we can come here and play any better than that.

“We’d have been disappointed if we’d drawn the game, but to actually lose it was bitterly disappointing for the players because I thought they were absolutely fantastic.

“We started reasonably well but found ourselves 2-0 down very quickly and that can be difficult.

“But you could see the spirit and the reaction of the team for the rest of the game. That was a game that we dominated.

“It was just relentless and some of our play was outstanding, but we were just unfortunate we couldn’t at least get the draw.”

Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale gave Spurs a two-goal lead, before the Welsh winger scored an unfortunate own goal in the second period.

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