Salah Kompany Jan2019

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has said Vincent Kompany should have been shown a red card, for a challenge on Mohamed Salah during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Kompany was booked by referee Anthony Taylor just past the half hour mark, after lunging in on Salah following a slack pass across to him from John Stones.

Salah recovered from the challenge to remain on the pitch for the entirety of the game, but Klopp claimed that it could have ended the Egyptian's season.

Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, he said: "I really like Vincent Kompany, I really like him but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in.

"If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. Only because Mo is in the air. It's only because he knows Mo is that quick that if he gets the ball he's through so he takes the risk.

"That's the situation, of course but it is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it."

In total, six players were cautioned during the game by Taylor.

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