It would depend on whether his artery was interfering with play.Surely whether a player is likely to get to the ball or not should have no bearing on the decision whether it's a foul.
Otherwise every time a player runs after a ball in vein, he could be clattered without any risk of giving away a penalty/free.
Despite gaining 2 points on City this weekend, we are still 9 back with a game in hand that guarantees nothing. It may as well be 15 points or more, City are that good. We have to scramble a lot more to win games.
We should focus on the cups. Klopp will still go strong in the PL for as long as we can but the cups are far more realistic.
Think Klopp may take that tack at some stage if (when!!) more points are dropped compared to City but if they win game in hand and still within 6-7 points of City when they go to Ethiad in early April, he'll continue to prioritise league games.
Very unlikely that Man City with the squad they have will blow up at this stage but certainly possible.