Jurgen Klopp fumes over Harry Kane penalty
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp vented his frustration when Harry Kane has been awarded stoppage-time penalty that held the Reds to a 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Anfield.
Liverpool created the better chances and was apparently dominant in the first half as Mohamed Salah put the Reds in front in less than five minutes.
But the visitors displayed resilience and responded with a powerful delivery from Victory Wanyama.
Liverpool was close to winning when Mohamed Salah’s fired home a brilliant injury-time solo goal. This could have taken the Klopp’s squad five points clear of Spurs.
Moments later, Mauricio Pochettino’s star player Kane also managed to secure his side a point in the domestic clash after referee Jon Moss punished the hosts Virgil van Dijk’s challenge on substitute Erik Lamela with seconds remaining.
“The game was very intense between two really good teams. There were some real challenges in the first half, lots of moments when it could have been a free-kick but the referee said ‘today that’s the game, that’s allowed’ and then the softest touch in the whole game decides the game. It is not a penalty, it is a situation,” said Klopp.
“I am angry but I can’t change things so what’s my job? To create headlines? To get punished? To pay a fine? If I said what I think I would pay the biggest fine in world football. That makes absolutely no sense.”
Meanwhile, manager Pochettino showed relatively satisfaction in the game.
“I congratulated the referee for showing that sort of character,” Pochettino said. “It was difficult to know at the time if they were right but in the dressing room I confirmed that they were right in every single decision.
“Sometimes we complain about them. I don’t as I decided a long time ago to stop complaining. It’s important to recognise when they are right because it’s a very difficult job for them.”
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