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Liverpool FC: Jurgen Klopp angry after receiving a red card against Tottenham

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Klopp rages – ‘I don’t know what his problem is with me’

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Next to him: Jürgen Klopp (left) talks with referee Paul Tierney. After the final whistle, the Liverpool coach hit the ground

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In the Premier League match, Liverpool overturned their deficit against Tottenham. But a red card and a fatal mistake by goalkeeper Alisson cost Jurgen Klopp’s team the victory. The Liverpool coach visited the referee after the final whistle.

DrJurgen Klopp’s annoyance about referee Paul Tierney after the brilliant game in London was sublime. “I was more emotional in the game, but wouldn’t that be allowed in a situation like this? He comes to me and gives me the yellow card. I would have preferred him to make the right decisions on the pitch,” the Liverpool coach said after the 2-2 Premier League high-class match at Tottenham Hotspur. “I don’t know what his problem is with me.”

“I have no problems with the other referees, only with you,” Klopp added. The 54-year-old did not understand that Harry Kane only saw the yellow card after a blunt foul on Andrew Robertson in the first half. On the other hand, Robertson was sent off in the second half for an equally violent entry onto the field.

“You can give Robbo the red card, there’s no doubt about it. It’s okay for the VAR to step in. But what did he do in this case (Kane’s fault)?” Klopp, who also complained loudly about a missed penalty in a match against Diogo Jota, complained if it was Robo’s leg on the ground, it would have been broken.

Liverpool’s Alisson commits bad mistakes

“You never played football, otherwise you would know you can’t get a penalty,” Klopp said. Then the Liverpool boss gave an insight into the conversation with the referee: “Mr. Tierney told me Diogo deliberately slowed because he wanted to be fouled. But if you want to shoot, you have to stop,” he said and shouted: “It’s unbelievable. He had the best vision. But he doesn’t blow a whistle.”


Intense match: Liverpool’s James Milner (left) in a running duel against Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son.

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In a strong duel, Liverpool turned the match after Kane received an early goal (13) with two goals from Jota (35) and Robertson (69). But Heung Min Son used a bad mistake from goalkeeper Alison Becker to equalize (74).

And Antonio Conte, a colleague of Klopp’s coach, indicated after the match that Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah played the ball with his hand in front of the second goal of the guests through Robertson (69). “But Jürgen didn’t want to talk about it,” said the Italian.

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