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Jurgen Klopp was absolutely seething in his post-match interview after Spurs game, he's so angry

Jack Kenmare

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Jurgen Klopp was absolutely seething in his post-match interview after Spurs game, he's so angry

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described their Premier League defeat to Spurs as a game with "the most unfair circumstances and crazy decisions" he's ever seen.

It was a controversial afternoon in North London, to say the least. Liverpool forward Luis Díaz thought he'd opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when he beat goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

But the assistant raised his flag and the goal was ruled out – a decision that raised plenty of eyebrows after Spurs defender Cristian Romero played Diaz onside with his outstretched foot.

"He's at least a metre onside," said Andy Gray in his half-time analysis for beiN Sports. "It's not even close."


At the half-time break, Sky Sports said they hadn't been provided with an image of the offside lines for Diaz's disallowed goal.


Speaking to Sky Sports after the full-time whistle, a frustrated Jurgen Klopp made his feelings clear on the offside decision.

"The offside goal. That is not offside when you see it, they drew their lines wrong," the German said.


"The ball is between Mo's legs, they drew the line wrong and didn't judge the moment when Mo passed the ball right. It is so tough to deal with it."

Klopp would also comment on the outcome of Saturday game and, even though he admitted to being "proud" of his team's performance, he was far from happy with the decision-making.

He did, of course, mention referee Simon Hooper's decision to dismiss Curtis Jones in the first-half.

"I never saw a game like this with the most unfair circumstances, crazy decisions," he said.


"The first red card, Curtis steps on the ball and goes over. Not a bad tackle. It looks different in slow motion. He steps full throttle on the ball and goes over the ball. That is unlucky.

"[For Diogo Jota] first yellow was not a yellow. Then he gets a second and to defend with nine players is tricky. You want to build something you need players with mentality and I saw them today, they fought. Pretty special tonight."


Klopp also spoke about Joel Matip's unfortunate own goal in the 95th minute. "Joel defended outstandingly well today. He put the foot out and it goes in the goal. There are worse things in life. That is how it is," he said.

Since Klopp's interview with Sky Sports, PGMOL – the body responsible for referees in the Premier League – have admitted that their decision to disallow Diaz's goal was incorrect.

A statement read: "PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.

"The goal by Luis Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials. This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene.


"PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances which led to the error. PGMOL will immediately be contacting Liverpool at the conclusion of the fixture to acknowledge the error."

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Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports Premier League/Twitter

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Luis Diaz

Jack Kenmare
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