“I have no problem with referees – only you!”- Klopp fumes at Paul Tierney after his decisions

Chidalu Obiajulu

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt that the challenge on Andy Robertson by Tottenham striker Harry Kane should have been a red card but the English captain was shown a yellow card instead.

Later in the half, Diogo Jota had penalty appeals waved off after a challenge from Emerson Royal.

Scotland captain and left back, Andrew Robertson was later shown a red card himself for a challenge on Royal.

Klopp had no complaints about that decision, but questioned why it warranted a VAR review when Kane’s foul did not.

Immediately after the final whistle went the red boss stumbles to the centre of the pitch to confront the referee Paul Tierney, with on-pitch microphones picking up his angry words.

The red boss blasted out his anger and frustration on the referee “I have no problems with any referees – only you!”.

The German and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was less impressed with the explanation the referee gave him for not giving Diogo Jota’s penalty.

“This really annoying how can you tell me it’s not a penalty because he [Jota] stops?” Klopp said angrily.

While speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Klopp still venting with anger towards referee Paul Tierney said: “There were obviously many other things that were influential in this game, but some of these questions are better to ask Mr Tierney.

“For me I didn’t say it wasn’t a red card for Robbo, yes we can give Robbo a red card, it’s not the smartest challenge of his life. But [Kane’s challenge] is definitely a red card, no doubt about it.

“Beside the pitch we’ve the VAR sitting there, at Robbo incident he has a look at it again. That’s Fine, that’s what he’s there for. What did he do in the Kane situation?

“If you want to shoot you have to stop because you cannot run and shoot at the same moment. For me personally “It is always helpful if you have played football yourself in the past. When you see the situation back, where is he stopping? I don’t understand that.”

“About the penalty incident with Diogo Jota, the referee Mr Tierney told me he thinks the Portuguese player Diogo Jota fell on purpose because he wants the foul.

While the manager might have been upset was because the draw wasn’t a favourable result, Liverpool dropped point and that might have caused them to lose ground on the title race.

The current champions trying to retain their trophy Manchester City easily defeated opponent Newcastle on Sunday with a 4:0 win, which gave them a three-point advantage over Klopp’s side following the draw against Spurs.