Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp smokes in front of the referee, Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has accused referee Paul Tierney of “having a problem with me” and claimed the striker is opposed Harry Kane could have broken the defender Andy Robertsonhis foot in the team’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Liverpool is 3 points behind the top team City of Manchester after a tense clash in north London in which Kane was fortunate to avoid a red card for a collision with Robertson midway through the first half.

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Robertson was later sent off for a similarly reckless tackle against Emerson Royal and in between, Liverpool denied a penalty as Emerson faltered forward Diogo Jota in the box.

Klopp was booked for contesting the penalty decision and went on to face Tierney again at half-time and after the game, in which Kane opened the scoring before Jota and Robertson gave Liverpool the lead, only to be cleared by Heung Min-Son. draw in the 16th minute.

“I don’t know what he is [referee Paul Tierney] The problem is with me,” Klopp told reporters. I was a bit more emotional during the game but he showed me a yellow card but it’s not allowed in a situation like this? He came and gave me a yellow card but I prefer the right decisions on the pitch.

“Let’s start with Robbo. We’ve seen it back now and yes you can give a red card there. It’s not the harshest ever but it’s not that smart either. He’s a really good boy but he’s lost it a little bit.

“But here’s proof that VAR was here today. Before we thought he might not be in his office because of two other circumstances, I think we can all agree that Harry Kane should have gotten a red card and he didn’t.”

“It’s a clear red card, absolutely 100%. Very often, you can’t see clearly or something, but in this situation, if Andy Robertson’s foot is still on the ground, his foot is injured. broken. I think we all agree on that.” Luckily for both it happened, it’s still a red card but the ref saw it differently.

“The penalty situation, Mr. Tierney told me he thought Diogo Jota stopped on purpose. He wanted to get it. If you look at the situation, it’s a very exclusive point of view. It’s a decision. I wasn’t sure he was prepared for it or anything.

“How can he react so quickly? It was an obvious penalty but he thought it was clearly not a penalty. Well. Those were clearly two wrong decisions, I will say, and a right decision. All three are against us.”

While emphasizing that he is happy that Sunday’s match will continue despite four positive COVID-19 cases being ruled out Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis JonesKlopp also called on the Premier League to be consistent in deciding whether matches will take place during the festive period.

“We are in contact with the Premier League, we tell them about our case,” added Klopp. “In the first, we had three cases. Then, two days later, Thiago is positive. The Premier League tells us these are the best numbers in the league.

“I saw Arsenal and Chelsea play, they got me their first team pretty much on the pitch. For us, it’s not quite the same.

“There was no chance with four men yesterday to cancel a match and we have no intention of doing that. It is difficult. Absolutely difficult.

“They looked fresher than us in the second half. It was a tense period. We had to make sure we all had the same chances, the same situation pretty much. It was difficult in the moment. there, I see.”

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Jake Nichol

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