James Milner’s stoppage-time penalty helped Liverpool secure all three points against Leicester City over the weekend in what was a drama-filled encounter.
James Maddison has stated on Instagram that Liverpool’s stoppage-time winner at the weekend was ‘never a penalty’, as he is pictured alongside Jordan Henderson and Ben Chilwell on his social media post.
All three players were on the field when the referee adjudged that Marc Albrighton fouled Sadio Mane in the penalty area – Not long before, Maddison had thought that his late strike had helped seal a point for his team.
Despite all the drama, Milner kept his cool and scored an important goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have won their opening eight Premier League games this season.
Nonetheless, this was the message Maddison sent from his personal Instagram account to Henderson, with the Foxes playmaker linking up with the Liverpool man as they prepare for a number of Euro qualifiers with England.
There were a number of talking points that arose from that Anfield clash, with the awarding of Mane’s penalty and Hamza Choudhury’s challenge on Mo Salah.
Choudhury’s tackle on Salah occurred just before the penalty was given, with the Liverpool forward having to go off because of an injury.
The Foxes midfielder was shown a yellow card for his tackle, as the Liverpool supporters and Klopp vented their anger towards the challenge and the decision.
But moments later, it was the Leicester players who were expressing their annoyance because they felt that Mane went down too easily following a challenge from Albrighton – Liverpool now have an eight-point lead at the top of the table.