Jurgen Klopp realised the faulty ruling that handed his side the goal in the 1-1 draw against West Ham United last night but the German head coach refused to believe the officiating for the remainder of the game was fair.
In the post-match conference, Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports, “Not our best of course. It was difficult because of the opponent and our own situation. We had good moments. We score the goal which was offside.”
“The referee must know that at half-time, it explains the second half because I think the referee knew and you saw there were a lot of strange situations, not decisive, just rhythm breakers.”
The Reds manager was seen speaking to Kevin Friend and the rest of the match officials after the game in a passionate manner.
Speaking on the incident, Klopp assured the press that the discussion was friendly. He added, “I was really calm. He said we don’t talk at all. There were so many situations where it was 50-50 or 60-40… free kick for the other team.”
“As a human being I know if I make a big mistake in the first half I don’t want to open the gap even more. They scored the goal and it was a deserved draw. I didn’t see a good game from us, a couple didn’t perform at the highest level but that has happened before and it will happen in the future.”
With Monday night’s results, Liverpool have now reduced their lead over Manchester City to only 3 points.