Michael Owen has revealed that he disagrees with Jamie Carragher’s verdict over whether Liverpool were unlucky to concede a penalty in Saturday’s defeat to Everton.
With the Toffees already leading 1-0 in the final 10 minutes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin went down in the box after appearing to fall over Trent Alexander-Arnold.
There were serious question marks over whether Alexander-Arnold had fouled Calvert-Lewin, or whether the striker simply fell over his England team-mate.
Referee Chris Kavanagh took the decision to VAR, and even viewed the incident himself on the pitch side monitor, before sticking with his initial judgement that it was indeed a penalty.
The incident even caused controversy amongst ex-pro’s, with former Reds striker Owen seemingly having a different opinion than former team-mate Carragher.
“I thought it was a penalty as well," Owen told Premier League Productions.
"I think you can see there Trent Alexander-Arnold hooks his leg up, he lifts it up and he almost hooks him down, and I thought it was a penalty as well."
But Carragher seemed to be in complete disagreement on commentary for Sky Sports, insisting that Alexander-Arnold had no alternative but to get in the way, suggesting Calvert-Lewin should have looked to avoid him.
"The referee's given a penalty but, when you see Trent, I'm not sure what he's supposed to do," Carragher said in the heat of the moment.
"He's there and he runs over him. I think that's very harsh for a penalty, I really do.
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"Trent's got to put a challenge in and it's just that follow-through from Calvert-Lewin.
"I'm not sure what Trent's supposed to do. Maybe you could argue it's not the fault of Calvert-Lewin that Trent's in his way but I think it's very harsh.
"You don't see that often – you don't see a referee asked to look at a decision and very rarely keep his decision.
"I think it's a very harsh one."
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