Jurgen Klopp fumes at referees after VAR controversy in the Manchester United vs Liverpool match earlier in the night.
Liverpool’s run of consecutive victories has finally come to a close. Liverpool’s run lasted 17 matches before the streak was bought to an end by Manchester United at Old Trafford. United though, will feel unfortunate to share a point each instead of bagging all 3. Liverpool on the other hand believe the same for completely different reasons.
The high-profile clash between Manchester United and Liverpool witnessed not one but two controversial decisions involving VAR. The first of the two incidents saw Marcus Rashford score the opener. The 36th minute goal was preceded by Victor Lindelof fouling Divock Origi.
Liverpool players led by Virgil Van Dijk immediately protested after the goal was allowed. However, the decision stood and play resumed normally. That is until Liverpool were undone once again by VAR moments before half-time when VAR disallowed their goal.
Huge VAR controversy at Old Trafford!
Should it have been given?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 20, 2019
VAR adjudged that Mane had handled the ball before firing it past De Gea. This sparked even more reactions from the players and their manager who were left fuming at the decisions that went against them.
Jurgen Klopp fumes at referees after VAR controversy in the Manchester United vs Liverpool match
After the match, Jurgen Klopp spoke on VAR and deliberated what the review system was doing to refereeing in the English top tier.
“They scored a goal that shows all the problems with VAR. Mr Atkinson thinks he’ll let the game run because we have VAR. Then the VAR says ‘yeah there was contact, but you saw it differently.’ 100% I see it like this. It’s a general problem.”
“The first goal I think everyone can agree it was a foul but with VAR it is not a clear foul. That is the situation. We didn’t lose but it was an obvious foul. Yes, there is contact, I’m sure they said that but it is not a ‘clear foul?’ That doesn’t work.”
Liverpool leave Old Trafford with their perfect record tainted. However, they still remain on top of the table with 6 points between them and 2nd placed Manchester City. United on the other hand, played beyond expectations. However, a victory still eludes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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