Liverpool have benefitted from injustice as Joel Matip controversy analysed - pundit
Man City should have been awarded a penalty in the FA Community Shield against Liverpool on Saturday.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about an incident involving Joel Matip.
Man City fans were left bemused after officials chose against reviewing a questionable handball action from Matip.
The ball appeared to strike the Liverpool defender’s arm following a cross from Phil Foden in the second half at the King Power Stadium.
The game would ultimately be decided by VAR after Ruben Dias was penalised for handling the ball inside the 18-yard box.
Mohamed Salah converted the penalty for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who went on to win the match 3-1.
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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the Matip incident, Campbell said: “At the end of the day, we all know that is a penalty.
“In modern football that is a penalty.
“Yes, he is going down low and is using his hands to support himself but the ball hits his arm. Even if he headed it onto his arm it should have been a handball.
“Unfortunately, that decision went against Man City. This is football. You get some and you don’t get others.
“It is pre-season though, we should not get too bogged down in VAR.
“That should have gone to VAR and it should have been a penalty. I do think Liverpool deserved to win though.”