Roberto De Zerbi admitted that his Brighton team was fortunate to receive the free-kick that resulted in a 2-2 tie with Liverpool on Sunday.
Brighton and Liverpool draw 2-2.
On the sidelines, Klopp and De Zerbi are arguing.
De Zerbi agrees that the foul that led to the goal was not correct.
WHAT OCCURED? Following Simon Adingra’s opener, Mohamed Salah scored twice to give the visitors a halftime advantage. With little over 10 minutes remaining, though, the hosts equalized when Lewis Dunk converted a Solly March free-kick. After being forced down by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ibrahima Konate, Mitoma got the set piece, and De Zerbi admits he was lucky to have the foul called. The Seagulls management, on the other hand, believes his
After Kaoru Mitoma’s inaccurate shot appeared to strike Virgil van Dijk in the hand, the side should have been awarded a
WHAT THEY SAY: “I love Klopp,” stated De Zerbi [via Liverpool Echo]. “He can do whatever he wants because I have a lot of respect for him and think he’s one of the best coaches in the world.” I appreciate his demeanor, and when he says something, I almost always agree with him. In that instance, I believe there was a clear penalty, and I informed the referee in a professional manner.
“When we scored the second goal, I believe there was a penalty but not a foul.” I’m honest, and I told Jurgen my thoughts and ideas.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: De Zerbi’s men are now sixth in the Premier League standings, having won five games, drawn one, and lost two. Despite the good start, the Seagulls have been uneven in their performances, with form shifting from game to game, having fallen 6-1 to Aston Villa last weekend after beating Newcastle United handily the week before.
WHAT COMES NEXT? As the Premier League takes a break for the international break, De Zerbi will have a couple of weeks to prepare his team for their match against Manchester City on October 21.