(Brighton – Liverpool 1-1) First, video refereeing disadvantaged Liverpool of two objectives – then referee Stuart Attwell used the expertise to offer Brighton a penalty kick in time beyond regulation. Then Jürgen Klopp misplaced each his composure and two factors.
The TV photos confirmed the German supervisor addressing the lineman with a sarcastic applause – after what should have been a irritating afternoon for Liverpool.
– We’re used to armpits, membership emblems and toes being offside now, Klopp says within the interview with BT Sports activities after the match.
At first, everybody thought that Mohamed Salah had despatched the league champions within the lead earlier than the break. However the VAR bus broke in, measured its centimeters and located offside on the Egyptian when he began between the Brighton duo Ben White and Lewis Dunk and tipped the ball previous Mat Ryan. The identical factor occurred once more within the second half. Then on the place 1-0, after which with Salah’s substitute-replacement Sadio Mané: The African put his head on a set piece and steered in what everybody thought was 2-0.
However once more, the VAR display screen was relentless for Liverpool and disadvantaged the guests of the rating. And when referee Attwell used the display screen on the sideline to fine-tune Andrew Roberton’s kick on Brighton striker Danny Welbeck inside 16 meters, all dangerous issues have been three for Liverpool:
Penalty kick for Brighton, Pascal Gross knocked the ball in the midst of the purpose – and the rating from one of many Germans despatched the opposite to despair: As a result of that was when Klopp reacted by applauding paradoxically to the referee staff. Add that helpful James Milner took rely and needed to come out with what might appear like a hoarding harm and had to get replaced. It might imply one other harm to the reigning champion, who already has Trent Alexander Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita and Thiago on the roster.
Captain and rallying level Jordan Henderson (30), then again, made a comeback from harm when he was changed on the break. He was clear that the referee ought to by no means have given Brighton a penalty in time beyond regulation.
– This was ours. That ought to have been three factors, for my part. I’ve seen the replay. It isn’t punishment. It seems like we’re standing right here each single week discussing conditions. I don’t need to get into hassle, however for me it’s not punishment, Henderson says.
He claims Danny Welbeck, his former teammate from the English nationwide staff who was awarded the penalty kick, mentioned the identical afterwards.
– Danny Welbeck instructed me there was no punishment. 4 or 5 of them felt there was no punishment. With the intention to evaluation the choice, it should be “clear and distinct”, Henderson factors out and refers back to the VAR rule that if the video help is to verify particular person incidents, there should in precept be an apparent misjudgment by the decide.