Jurgen Klopp insists there is no consolation for Liverpool after the referee authorities admitted a “significant human error” cost them a goal in defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds suffered their first loss in 20 games as they fell to a controversial 2-1 Premier League reverse at the Londoners on Saturday evening.
Cody Gakpo had equalised Heung-Min Son’s opener after Curtis Jones was sent off, while Diogo Jota was later also dismissed before Joel Matip scored an own goal in the sixth minute of additional time.
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Liverpool, though, had a perfectly good goal chalked off with the score still goalless when Luis Diaz was wrongly adjudged to have been offside when scoring from Mohamed Salah’s pass.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited released a statement almost two hours after the incident admitting an error had been made.
But Klopp said: “Does that help now? We had that situation in the Man United game (on the opening weekend), did Wolves get points for it? No. We will not get points for it. It doesn’t help.
“Nobody expects 100% correct decisions on the field, but we all thought when VAR comes in that it might make things easier.
“I don’t know why people in VAR are that much under pressure, today the decision was made really quick for the goal. It changed the momentum of the game. We scored the goal, it was outstandingly well played. It showed how we can hurt them and beat them.”
Klopp added: “I knew it (was onside) at half-time. With normal pictures it was easy to see. Whoever made the decision (to say it is offside) didn’t do it (wrong) on purpose, itRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk