Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has laid the blame at Stuart Attwell’s door for James Maddison’s equaliser for Leicester on Saturday as extra VAR drama overshadowed the Foxes’s 3-1 victory over the reigning champions.
Klopp conceded the title after the match as Brendan Rodgers got here again to hang-out his former facet after three targets in seven breathtaking minutes put the Reds – who had led by way of Mohamed Salah – to the sword.
But once more the video assistant referee was a significant speaking level from the sport first accurately ruling a free-kick as a substitute of a penalty for a foul by Thiago Alcantara on Harvey Barnes – with the offence going down exterior the field.
James Maddison stepped as much as strike a high quality free-kick which squeezed by way of a mountain of our bodies and into the online, however the objective was dominated out for offside in opposition to Daniel Amartey.
Nevertheless, following additional overview that call was overturned with Amartey deemed to have been onside and the objective stood.
Klopp made his emotions clear on the touchline following that incident and talking to Sam Matterface after the match directed his frustrations in the direction of VAR referee Attwell.
“We conceded a extremely unusual objective – I’ve mentioned this loads of instances nevertheless it’s VAR. VAR needs to be fully goal, nevertheless it’s not,” he advised talkSPORT.
“As a result of anyone has to decide whether or not it’s offside or not and which second is the second after we choose the offside.
“I’ve seen [the replay] again loads of time now and the way I noticed it’s that Maddison didn’t even contact the ball when he judged the scenario.
“That’s clearly a scenario the place Stuart Attwell has to indicate accountability for why he selected that scenario.”
Pressed on whether or not he thinks Attwell paused the picture on the unsuitable second: “Sure, in fact. His foot [Maddison] is behind the ball, so how can anyone know he already touched ball?
“A millisecond later and three Leicester gamers are nearer to the objective. That’s it.”