The Liverpool Reds saw this Sunday their series of 25 games without a setback end by losing on the field of West Ham (2-3) and after a very animated meeting.
West Ham took the lead in their first offense after an attempt by Pablo Fornals that sent Alisson to the foul in the fourth minute. The Merseysiders claimed a foul at the start of the action, but the VAR validated the achievement. Klopp disagreed with this decision, believing that Angelo Ogbonna should have been sanctioned. He also thinks Aaron Cresswell deserved a dismissal following a foul on Jordan Henderson moments later.
Klopp wants to be refereed “normally”
“The first goal is a foul on the goalkeeper”, he told Sky Sports. “The arm goes against Alisson’s arm, so how can he catch the ball when someone is holding his arm. It doesn’t make sense. That’s the typical excuse that VAR says it isn’t. not clear and obvious, but then what do you need? [Alisson] to do ? If a player raises his arm for a goalie this is an important body position and if it gets in the way how can he make a save? “
Not to miss
“People will say I’m looking for excuses, but I’m not, he continued. I accept the fact that we are not good and that we lose matches. Today we lost it, it is not good but I accept it. But when we talk about situations in a game, there have to be normal decisions by the referee ”.
“For Cresswell, this is a violent charge. Even if he touches the ball, you can’t engage like that because anything can happen. You can tell he touched the ball but you have to control your body. Both situations influenced the game but in the end West Ham fought for all three points. They are not responsible for the decisions taken by the VAR ”, Klopp concluded.
With this setback conceded, Liverpool passed behind their opponent of the day in the standings. The Reds have let go and they will have to bounce back the next day. It will not be a part of pleasure since they are measured against Arsenal (November 20).