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Jurgen Klopp Rants At Referee Paul Tierney At Full Time

Ryan Sidle

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Jurgen Klopp Rants At Referee Paul Tierney At Full Time

Jurgen Klopp was fuming with referee Paul Tierney after Liverpool's draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening, following two controversial decisions.

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The 2-2 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the cliched 'great advert for the Premier League,' as the match provided plenty of headline stealing moments.

In the first half the visitors were particularly aggrieved as Harry Kane somehow avoided a red card for a reckless challenge on Andrew Robertson.

Klopp got even more annoyed when Diogo Jota appeared to be taken out in the box by Emerson Royal when through on goal but Tierney failed to award a penalty.

The German picked up a yellow card for remonstrating and after the match took out his frustration with the official, telling him he had no issues with other referees.

Klopp can also be heard complaining to Tierney that he's 'never played football,' in his post match interview the former Borussia Dortmund manager repeated the complaint.

The 54-year-old explained that it was due to the ref claiming that Jota had stopped in the box because he wanted to get the contact from Emerson in order to go down.

That was essentially a claim that the Portugal forward was trying to cheat, when in reality he was attempting to get a shot away when the full back barged into him, nowhere near the ball, and caused him to hit the deck.

The Liverpool boss can count himself a little lucky that he wasn't shown a red card for the incident, and some would argue his original yellow during the game might have been red.

The whole game was full of controversy and incident, with Liverpool on the worst end of the decisions but also lucky not to concede more goals with Tottenham struggling in front of goal.

Kane put the hosts ahead after 13 minutes, scoring just his second Premier League goal of the season so far, and his first one at home.

He was lucky not to be sent for an early bath just seven minutes later. Alisson made a great save from Dele Alli on the half hour mark and Jota made it 1-1 just five minutes later.


Robertson put the Reds 2-1 up in the 69th minute and this time it was the Spurs' players turn to be annoyed, thinking Ali had been brought down in the box just minutes before, though replays showed that wasn't a penalty.

Son Heung-min then equalised when Alisson rushed out to get on the end of a through ball but missed it and allowed the South Korean to slot home.

Robertson was then sent off for a foul on Emerson, with the referee this time going over to his screen, something he failed to do for the Kane incident.

It was a hell of a match for the neutral, but that didn't help Klopp's mood at all.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Harry Kane, Diogo Jota, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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