TalkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has said that Liverpool central defender Ibrahima Konate should have been sent off against Sean Dyche’s Everton at Anfield in the Merseyside derby.
The former Tottenham Hotspur player has said on X that Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate was lucky not to get a second yellow card against Everton in the second half of the Premier League game on Saturday.
In the 65th minute, Konate clipped the heels of Everton star Beto as the visiting team broke.
Jamie O’Hara on Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate vs Everton
The referee did not show him a yellow card.
Konate was already on a booking.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp soon decided to take off the defender.
Former Premier League referee Mike Dean has said that Konate should have been sent off.
Dean has pointed at the match official sending off Everton full-back Ashley Young for two bookable offences in the first half.
Liverpool lucky vs Everton in Merseyside derby
In my opinion, Liverpool got lucky in the end against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Yes, Liverpool won the match 2-0, but both goals came after the controversy surrounding Konate.
Mohamed Salah, one of the best players in the world, made it 1-0 to Liverpool from the penalty spot in the 75th minute and found the back of the net again in the seventh minute of injury time.
Perhaps Everton could have won the match had Liverpool gone down to 10 men in the middle of the second half.
Liverpool are now at the top of the Premier League table with 20 points from nine matches.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have picked up 20 points each as well.
Spurs and the Gunners have played eight games each.
Meanwhile, Everton currently find themselves 16th in the standings with seven points from nine games, three points above the relegation zone.
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