Extreme punishment for Liverpool players suggested following fiery Tottenham clash on Sunday



Juventus legend Marco Tardelli has claimed Liverpool players should have been handed a ‘10-match ban’ for the fouls they committed against Tottenham at the weekend.

Spurs ended up securing a 2-2 draw against the Reds in what was a controversial affair in north London.

Both sides produced a number of crunching challenges throughout the clash. Harry Kane at first drew plenty of criticism for his tackle on Andrew Robertson but escaped with just a yellow card.

The Liverpool defender was then given his marching orders after the break for a horrendous challenge on Emerson Royal – but only after VAR had intervened.

Whilst assessing Inter Milan’s chances against the Reds, with the two having been matched up against each other in the Champions League last-16, Tardelli has torn into Jurgen Klopp ’s men for their approach in north London.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday, the Italian said: “The fouls that Liverpool players did against Tottenham yesterday, they’d have received a 10-match ban in Italy…

“Besides, Liverpool are almost arrogant in the way they play, all too aware of how strong they are and the protection that they enjoy.”

Following the game, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte remained tight-lipped on his opinion of the various incidents.

Speaking during his post-match press conference, the Italian said: “I think it’s not right to comment on refereeing decisions after the game.

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“I don’t know if Jurgen [Klopp] wanted to comment on this but I can tell you my staff said to me that it was incredible to give the second goal and not to disallow it because there was a clear handball from Salah.

“But it was an exciting game with great emotions for the people who saw it and I don’t like that we have to speak about refereeing decisions at the end. I think that’s not good for anyone.”

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