Liverpool can count themselves lucky after the referee and his officials denied Roma two clear penalties during their Champions League semi-final second leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were 7-6 winners on aggregate over the two legs, but had some key decisions go their way in Rome.
First, Edin Dzeko was wrongly flagged for offside before he was taken down by Loris Karius in the box.
Edin Dzeko timed his run perfectly and the ball was slipped through to the striker.
Dzeko got to the ball ahead of the Liverpool defenders and just had Karius to beat.
Dzeko reached the ball first before the German goalkeeper clearly brought him down.
In true Karius style, he was nowhere near the ball.
Absolute stonewall pen.
Trent Alexander-Arnold then had his blushes spared after he clearly handled the ball in the penalty area.
Radja Nainggolan looked up and crossed the ball in towards Dzeko.
The Roma target-man met the cross and flicked the ball towards the back-post.
Liverpool failed to clear their lines and the ball bounced through to Stephan El Shaarawy.
The Italian’s shot was blocked by the outstretched hand of Alexander-Arnold.
The Liverpool defender had his arm out in an unnatural position and was lucky to not give away a penalty.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were also given a huge slice of luck in their quarter-final second leg against Man City.
Leroy Sane’s goal was wrongly disallowed for offside at the Etihad and Liverpool progressed to the next round.
Lady luck shone down on the Reds again tonight.
Fans are claiming that Roma have been robbed…
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