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Pure Daylight Robbery –Klopp Accuses VAR Of Denying Liverpool Penalty

Pure Daylight Robbery  –Klopp Accuses VAR Of Denying Liverpool Penalty

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has expressed his disappointment over the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) refusal to award the Reds a late minute penalty in Sunday’s Premier League game against Man City.

Recall that Doku caught Mac Allister high on his body deep into second-half stoppage time but referee Michael Oliver waved away claims of a penalty.

VAR looked at the incident but decided that because Doku touched the ball before making contact with Mac Allister, they would not overturn Oliver’s decision.


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However, Klopp disagrees and accused VAR of hiding behind the ‘clear and obvious phrase’.

“Hits him on the chest,” Klopp told reporters at his post-match interview.

“Does he touch the ball before? Yes. Does that make any difference, on any position on the pitch, if your leg is that high?

“You can kick the ball before, and after that the foot is here (Klopp points to his chest) and you go off.”

“Why would the guy in the VAR studio think ‘Ah that is not clear and obvious’? What must you have had for lunch if you think that is not clear and obvious?”

“I have to speak so often about it, and I really don’t care, I’m already over it, it’s absolutely fine. We’d love to get it, yeah, but nothing that I say — at least I learned that — will change that.

“So would have loved to have used one of the massive chances we created. (But) for us, the most important information is we are right there.

“So, we go the distance. Let’s see what we get for it, but the boys fought so hard for absolutely everything to be there.”

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