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Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp annoyed with VAR calls as Reds boss gives worrying updates on Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara accidents


Jurgen Klopp was understandably not finest happy on the finish of Liverpool’s pulsating draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.

The sport completed 2-2, though it appeared like Klopp’s males had nicked the win when Jordan Henderson’s stoppage-time strike slipped previous Jordan Pickford and bounced into the web.

Henderson thought he’d secured Liverpool a dramatic 3-2 win
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However VAR had different concepts…
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Nonetheless, Liverpool had been denied the bragging rights as VAR disallowed the aim as a result of Sadio Mane, who supplied the help, was dominated offside.

Replays confirmed the decision was exceptionally tight with Mane showing onside to the bare eye, and there was widespread criticism of the VAR ruling.

Klopp was inevitably requested in regards to the incident after the match and issued a fairly snappy response to talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface.

When requested whether or not he felt selections went in opposition to his aspect, Klopp replied: “What do you suppose?”

Klopp was unsurprisingly not completely satisfied after the sport
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The irritated Liverpool boss added: “You watched the conditions… and I perceive your query and your face asking when watching extra usually than I did, I noticed the offside scenario as soon as again on a laptop computer.

“I couldn’t see the offside conditions. Undecided if the great previous rule was good thing about the doubt for the attacker… but it surely’s not even unsure.

“If the VAR wants ages… and ultimately the entire world thinks it’s not offside as a result of all of your colleagues gave me the reply that they couldn’t see that it was offside. That’s arduous to take.

“In a very arduous recreation the place you’re the higher aspect and it wasn’t clear earlier than the sport that we’d be that however the boys made a correct, correct efficiency with all of the setbacks we had within the recreation. These are the issues and that’s what now we have to cope with now.”


The disallowed aim wasn’t the one setback for Liverpool, both.

Shortly after Mane opened the scoring, the guests misplaced defender Virgil van Dijk to harm after he was scythed down by Pickford within the field.

A penalty wasn’t awarded because the defender was dominated offside within the build-up, and refereeing board PGMOL later confirmed VAR didn’t test whether or not the Everton keeper’s wild problem was a pink card offence.

When requested what he product of Pickford’s deal with on Van Dijk, Klopp mentioned: “I requested the fourth official however he has no reply… I solely noticed it as soon as however your query suggests that you just suppose it may have been doable.

“Ask the VAR while you discover him. As a result of I don’t know, I noticed it as soon as.”

Pickford stayed on the pitch for this problem which led to Van Dijk hobbling off
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The large tackles flew in all through the derby and Toffees ahead Richarlison was despatched off for a nasty problem on Thiago Alcantara.

And Klopp admits the accidents sustained by the Spanish midfielder and Van Dijk don’t look good.

Klopp added: “It was the most effective efficiency at Goodison my crew has had… the boys had been actually in it and performed a brilliant recreation.

“Ultimately it’s a draw however that’s not my drawback, my drawback is the dressing room which doesn’t look good.

Richarlison was despatched off however truly appeared to maintain an harm himself too
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“Richarlison kicked Thiago out the sport as properly however we neglect these items. Sure it was a pink card, but it surely was a harsh foul – pointless, loopy.

“Virgil for certain not good, it’s not cool.”

The fear for Liverpool is that Van Dijk may very well be dominated for out for a lot of months, and whereas the Reds haven’t confirmed the extent of his harm, stories declare the centre-back might miss the remainder of the season.

He’s allegedly dealing with as much as eight months sidelined resulting from an ACL harm, which might preserve Van Dijk out of motion till subsequent June and even perhaps pressure him to overlook the rescheduled Euro 2020.



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