Klopp told referee Paul Tierney that he had no problems with referees, but only with him after he made decisions that he didn’t like in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham. This is what he said.
After a dangerous tackle on Andy Robertson, Klopp thought that Harry Kane should have been sent off in the first half of the game. He got a red card for a similar move on Emerson Royal after the VAR looked into it.
Even though Diogo Jota wasn’t given a penalty in the first half, Klopp said he didn’t agree with Tierney.
“Yes definitely,” said Klopp when asked if Kane should have been sent off. “You can give Robbo a red card. It is not the smartest challenge but that (Kane’s) is definitely a red card. No doubt about it.
“His leg was in the air, it was pure coincidence. Harry cannot judge it. If Robbo’s leg is on the ground it is a broken leg.
“We have a VAR sitting there and he thinks have a look again at Robertson again. Fine – that’s what he is there for. But what did he do in that situation? And then there is the penalty with Jota.
“Mr Tierney told me Diogo stops on purpose because he wants the foul. First and foremost if you want to shoot you have to stop because you cannot do both.”
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In the first half, Klopp was also shown a yellow card for his actions.
“I was a bit more emotional in the game but he gives me a yellow card but it is not allowed in a situation like this? He comes over and gives me a yellow card but I’d have preferred the right decisions on the pitch.”Klopp, added