Mohamed Salah was mired in a diving storm as the Liverpool star won the controversial penalty that helped them to a 2-0 win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Monday.
Salah tumbled in the penalty area late in the first half at Selhurst Park and referee Michael Oliver awarded a spot-kick which was converted by James Milner.
To make matters worse, Salah was involved in another controversy in the second half when he went to ground after a challenge from Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was sent off despite there being minimal contact.
Taking advantage of their numerical superiority, Jurgen Klopp’s side then made sure of extending their 100 per cent start to the Premier League after Sadio Mane’s goal in stoppage-time.
It was a statement win for the Reds, generally considered Manchester City’s most likely challengers this season as they move into second place after building on last weekend’s rout of West Ham.