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​Liverpool defender Gomez admits frustration over Man City penalty

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez admits he is frustrated about the conceded penalty against Manchester City in the Premier League.

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw, a result that was not ideal for either team.

Gomez conceded a penalty when he hand-balled Kevin De Bruyne's cross in the first half. De Bruyne missed the penalty, which let Gomez off the hook.

He said: "On a personal note it's frustrating.

"Everyone knows the power De Bruyne can hit the ball with. In that moment I'm just running towards the goal. I haven't made an attempt to handle the ball.

"I've got to accept the decision. For me it was a natural running position. It just hit my hand. There wasn't much I could do about it.

"Putting your hands behind your back is not a natural way to defend. It's frustrating when the referee goes and looks over at the incident in slow motion.

"At some point you have to look at the game in real time. Judge a scenario for what it is.

"When a team has a counter-attack if a player has the ball you're not going to run with your hands behind your back. You have to look at the scenario with some common sense."

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