Klopp rages at referee following late Anfield drama

Jurgen Klopp has slammed the decision to award Tottenham a 95th minute penalty at Anfield.

Liverpool took the lead in the third minute of the game through Mo Salah, before being pegged back by an absolute thunder strike my Victor Wanyama in the 80th minute.

With just three minutes of regulation time remaining, Spurs had the chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty, but Harry Kane did the unthinkable and missed.

Then, in the 93rd minute, Liverpool took the lead again to surely win the game, before referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot again just two minutes later and this time, Harry Kane scored.

“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. 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.

“I’ve heard Lamela was offside with one leg, running into Virgil van Dijk. Virgil sees him at the last moment, stops the movement but still touches him. Lamela is already on the way down,” added Klopp.

“The referee says keep on going, and the linesman makes the decision. That’s how it is. That’s what everybody saw.”

“It’s not about who is where. In the 93rd minute you whistle a penalty when you are 100% sure. There were no other incidents in the box apart from the Dele Alli situation, which was not given,” said Klopp, after the England midfielder was booked in the second half for diving.

“It’s clear in these situations the opposition wants to go down, wants to cause these type of problems. Cool down. But we have to accept it, I can’t change it. But it’s really hard to take.

“Did you see the linesman? He was immediately on his way. He was sure. I would love to blame the whole world but I can’t blame Jon Moss.”

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