Brighton and Hove Albion forward Danny Welbeck has admitted that he felt the penalty he was awarded for the Seagulls was soft this Saturday lunchtime.

The Sussex club scored late on from the spot thanks to Pascal Gross after Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was adjudged to have caught Welbeck as he sought to clear the ball, fouling him in the process.

The decision was only given after a review on the pitchside monitor anf Gross did the rest, meaning the Reds had to settle for a point after looking on course for three thanks to Diogo Jota’s earlier strike.

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Quoted by BT Sport immediately after the game, though, forward Danny Welbeck admitted that it was a soft decision that went in his side’s eventual favour.

He said:

“We got a soft penalty.

“I touched the ball before him but he kicked me and then the ball. The referee has been over to the screen and given his decision.”

ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

What can you say?

Without video officiating that’s obviously never given as a penalty but that’s where we are in the game and as Darren Fletcher said in commentary, it was a match that summed up the sport in 2020.

A tough call to take for the Reds for sure, especially after looking to grind out an important win ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham meeting later this weekend.

Ajax up next for the Reds, then, as Champions League football returns again in the week.

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