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Jurgen Klopp confronts referee and fumes at his decisions in Tottenham draw

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jurgen Klopp was not too happy with referee Paul Tierney's performance in the draw with Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp was not too happy with referee Paul Tierney's performance in the draw with Tottenham / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp hit out at referee, Paul Tierney over his handling of the game between Tottenham Hotspur and the Reds in the Premier League, which ended in a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Klopp believed that Harry Kane should have been dismissed for a foul that could have broken Andy Robertson’s leg and Liverpool should later have been awarded a penalty and he immediately confronted Tierney on the pitch after the game.

The German was not a happy man and could be caught on the camera saying: “I have no problems with any referees, only you. You have never played football.”

“The result was fine but the game would have been completely different with two decisions in the first half. Let’s start with Robbo. We saw it back and yes you can give a red card there. It’s not the harshest ever but not the smartest as well and he knows that. He lost it a little bit," he said post the match.

“This red card you can give but this was proof that VAR was there today because before that we thought he might not be in his office. I think we all agree that Harry Kane should have seen a red card, and he didn’t.

“The penalty situation: Mr Tierney told me he thought Diogo Jota stopped on purpose, he wanted to get hit. That’s a very exclusive view. It’s really difficult to do these things that quick. It was a very quick decision from him. It’s a clear penalty but he thought it’s clearly not a penalty – wow. That’s obviously two wrong decisions from him, one right, and all three against us.”

The draw on the night saw Liverpool fall behind Manchester City by three points in the title race, with the Reds currently placed second with 41, while their rivals have 44 points to their name.