Villarreal president slams referee in Liverpool defeat

Villarreal president Fernando Roig has criticized the referee after his Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool.

Villarreal presented an enthusiastic battle against the Reds and advanced with two goals in the first half to equalize the tie in the two matches, but Jurgen Klopp’s team overtook it in the second half after their opponents scored three goals.

According to Roig’s ruling, Danny McKelley should have awarded them a penalty after Reds goalkeeper Alisson collided with Giovanni Lo Celso before the break.

“It was scandalous. He (Alison) took out Lo Celso, it’s a major move by the referee, who was sneaky because from the first minute he always favored him.

“I don’t want that as an excuse, because Liverpool is a great team, and we could have lost the first leg by more than 2-0. But today, the referee is not at the right level for this kind of match. His performance had an impact on the result,” said Roig, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. .

Villarreal returned to his daily La Liga position this weekend with a home game against Emery’s former side Sevilla with four games remaining this season.