Klopp aggrieved with officals as Liverpool pay penalty in Tottenham draw
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Feb 05, 2018,
Feb 05, 2018, 6:52
Kane missed but was given another opportunity when Virgil van Dijk smashed into Erik Lamela, though the referee did not spot it and the decision was given by the eagle-eyed linesman.
Harry Kane missed a penalty just after Wanyama's goal and on the other end, Salah scored his second, but Spurs had a late penalty this time converted by Kane for a two-all scoreline.
But it seemed like the England striker - at the time in search of his 100 Premier League goal - was in an offside position when the ball was played. "It is not a penalty". Ref says keep on going, linesman makes the decision, that's how it is, that's what everybody saw. It's true in that moment it was hard to know if they were right and then in the changing room I confirmed that they were right in every single decision.
Harry Kane's stoppage-time penalty rescued a point for Tottenham against Liverpool in a remarkable finish at Anfield. Harry was both offside and the touch on him was a little soft (even though there was definitely contact).
"They've got Van Dijk someone who gives them stability at the back but I still think it's a big ask to beat Spurs at home".
Emre Can (7/10): The German International appeared quite tentative at times and took things very casually while defending, which ultimately cost Liverpool two valuable points.
"It was clear in a situation like the opposition side wants to go down, want to cause these types of problems". You see him [Kane] diving clearly and no one is talking about that.
Mauricio Pochettino congratulated Moss on his performance, saying the match officials "were right in every single decision".
And fuming at the second spot-kick, Van Dijk said: "He just put his body in front of me".
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The 24-year-old failed to get on the scoresheet at Wembley, but his general contribution helped Spurs take control of what should have been a tough contest against one of the best sides in the country.
"I think he's getting as close to ideal as he can be". That is also clearly not a penalty. I was calm, because I think the team plays so well.
"I have to say, my feeling was the assistant referee Eddie Smart, who had that nervous chat with Jon Moss earlier, could have easily said no".
Klopp said that Lallana was "not out too long" with the small re-occurrence of his muscle injury and had "the longest pre-season" of any of the squad due to his absence so will return in good shape.