They claimed he slipped.
Brendan Rodgers even muttered the famous words – he’s not that kind of player!
But there can be no denying that Emre Can’s tackle on Danny Welbeck was dangerous, and even if he hadn’t slipped, the angle at which he was attempting to tackle Welbeck was always going to result in a foul from behind.
Not long before Can clattered through the back of the England man Danny had done this to him:
There’s no way he was annoyed at that, right? After all, he’s not that kind of player.
Anyway, whether that was the reason or not, it was really just an excuse to highlight Danny mugging him off.