The Toffees suffered another defeat away from home on Sunday and dropped down into the bottom three of the Premier League following a derby defeat at Liverpool.


However, while the scores were still level in the second half in the Anfield clash, Gordon went down in the penalty area owing to a challenge from Joel Matip, but the referee decided to not give a penalty, which led Toffees boss Lampard to claim that the foul would have been given if it was Salah instead of the Evertonian.



Liverpool legend Aldridge has dismissed Lampard’s claims and stressed if he had watched more Reds games, he would have known how many times Salah has been denied fouls in incidents similar to Matip’s challenge on Gordon.


Aldridge stressed that for Liverpool to get a penalty decision to go their way, Salah has to go to the ground from a really tough tackle.



“Lampard then claimed after the match that if it was Mohamed Salah who had gone down, he would have been awarded a penalty”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.


“But that is simply not true.



“If Lampard had watched back a number of our games, he would see how many times Salah has been ignored in incidents similar to that.


“For us to get a penalty with Salah, he has got to be properly clattered.


“I thought the referee had an OK game; it was a difficult one to manage because of Everton’s antics.


“He got the main decisions right.”


Everton have written to referees’ boss Mike Riley to explain why Matip’s challenge on Gordon was not looked in detail and no penalty was awarded.