Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticized the officials’ decisions during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley.
Klopp said that the decisions are “insane” and “ridiculous”. The Reds won at Turf Moor with goals from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota, returning them to the top of the Premier League table on Tuesday evening.
However, Klopp expressed frustration over two disallowed goals for his team.
The on-field referee ruled out Cody Gakpo’s first-half goal due to a foul by Darwin Nunez on Charlie Taylor. VAR upheld the decision, despite Klopp’s belief that it should have been reviewed.
In the second half, Harvey Elliott had a goal disallowed as Mohamed Salah was judged to have blocked the goalkeeper, while maintaining an offside position.
Klopp argued that VAR missed a push on Salah by Jordan Beyer, which affected the play.
Speaking after the game, Klopp left no stone unturned in his criticism of the decisions, stating, “Only somebody who has never played football can make this an offside.
“It’s insane when you see that. This man, if he never played football, then it can happen where he might think, ‘Oh, offside rule, let me see, page seven, there’s somebody between him and the goalie…’ That’s a ridiculous decision.”
He also questioned the consistency of referee interpretations, saying, “We all watch football and need the referees, but we need them to make the right interpretations of the rules. How can you make in this situation no goal, it’s like, wow.”
Despite the contentious calls, Liverpool managed to takeaway all three points from the match, placing them two points ahead of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.