Ryan Mason has been speaking to the press after seeing his Tottenham Hotspur side lose 4-3 to Liverpool at Anfield this evening, and one journalist asked him about something he was allegedly ‘caught on camera’ saying about the stadium.
Tottenham looked down and out after just 15 minutes, with goals from Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz, and Mo Salah giving Liverpool a three-goal lead.
Spurs were able to fight their way back into the game, with Harry Kane scoring in the first half, and Heung-min Son adding a second on 77 minutes.
Richarlison, on as a substitute, scored his first Premier League goal for the club in injury time to level the scores.
However, just a minute later, Jota pounced on a Lucas Moura error to give Jurgen Klopp’s men all three points.
There was an incident earlier in the game, where Jota’s boot met Oliver Skipp’s head and an argument could be made that Jota should not have stayed on the field.
Mason was apparently seen on camera blaming the Anfield atmosphere for the referee’s reluctance to give a red card for the incident (FootballLondon).
Ryan Mason just shouted at the fourth official "it's because of this place!" whilst pointing at Anfield's main stand. Spurs robbed of two penalties. #LIVTOT
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) April 30, 2023
Speaking to Football.London on the matter, Mason said: “I feel like those questions are not for me. I felt like we didn’t get that decision, it was a big decision, a crucial decision and one you can’t really miss. I find it hard and impossible to really understand why.
“Of course, we’re just so disappointed because we came here today and created so many chances. On another day we win it with ease in the way we played today but the Premier League’s relentless, you have to be ready every single game to fight and we helped Liverpool today.”
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In most situations, that would have been a red card for Jota and I’m not sure why it wasn’t given by the referee or VAR.
In the end, Jota changed the game for Liverpool, and it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but there’s nothing to be done about it now.
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