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Liverpool: Klopp blasts “crazy” refereeing after Tottenham defeat

Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
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Two Liverpool players were sent off with red cards as the Reds suffered their first defeat of the season.

Jurgen Klopp has criticized the referee for “unfair” decision after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat against Tottenham.

The Reds had a bright start to the game, but a straight red card for Curtis Jones changed the course of the game. Another Liverpool star, Diogo Jota, was sent off with a second yellow card in the second half as Klopp’s side played the final 20 minutes of the game with nine men.

The two red cards, however, weren’t the only controversial decision of the game. Liverpool were denied an opening goal after the VAR mistakenly ruled out Luis Diaz’s goal for offside.

“I never saw a game like this with the most unfair circumstances and crazy decisions,” Klopp told reporters post-match.

PGMOL admitted “significant human error” after the game for ruling out Diaz’s goal. But that wasn’t enough to calm Klopp’s frustration after the game.

“Who does that help?” The Liverpool boss added on PGMOL’s admission. “We had that situation in the Manchester United game. Did Wolves get points for it? We won’t get points for it.

“We all thought that when VAR came in it would make things easier.”

Following their narrow defeat against Tottenham, Liverpool should return to the Europa League, where they take on Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday.