Jurgen Klopp has described the penalty denied to Liverpool in opposition to Arsenal as a “clear handball” from Martin Odegaard that left him surprised by VAR.
Liverpool had been 1-0 down at Anfield when Odegaard clearly dealt with the ball within the space underneath strain from Mohamed Salah.
The motion of the Norwegian’s arm was unnatural, inflicting the ball to bounce off the bottom as he slipped, however VAR David Coote dominated this was unintentional and the ball was waved on.
VAR, as advised by Sky Sports activities presenter David Jones, later defined that “they really feel like Odegaard’s hand is shifting again in direction of his physique as he goes down.”
It was a wierd assertion given the clear proof, and Klopp was left questioning why referee Chris Kavanagh was not referred to the pitch monitor.
“Somebody will clarify it to me and say it wasn’t a handball, however I do not understand how”?
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“I am fairly positive somebody will clarify to me that it wasn’t a handball. However I do not understand how,” he advised Sky Sports activities.
“I am not saying the referee cannot see it as a result of I don’t know the place he was at that second.
“However when somebody sits in his workplace, How Cannot he come to the conclusion that it is likely to be value taking a look at it once more?
At his post-match press convention, Klopp joked that former referee Dermot Gallagher – an everyday on Sky Sports activities as a part of ‘Ref Watch’ – would discover a strategy to again his colleagues’ resolution.
However the Liverpool supervisor is satisfied it was a ‘clear handball’.
“I did not see it through the recreation, I noticed it after the sport. I believe all of us agree, in fact handball,” he advised reporters.
‘However I wait, I at all times look forward to Mr. Dermot to elucidate to me the following day what’s actually happening. He’ll discover a strategy to clarify to me that it wasn’t a handball!
“I do not know. That is a transparent handball for me.
“I don’t know if that might have affected the end result or not. I do not even know precisely when that was as a result of I solely noticed it after the match and never within the match.”