A livid Jurgen Klopp slammed referee Andre Marriner, whereas additionally highlighting the quantity of penalties Manchester United get after Sadio Mane was denied a spot-kick at Southampton.
Liverpool’s dangerous kind continued as Saints beat them 1-Zero due to a intelligent lob from former Crimson Danny Ings.
The champions provided little within the conflict, registering simply ONE shot on the right track at St Mary’s – a scuffed effort by Mane which was comfortably saved by Fraser Forster.
However Klopp is adamant his gamers had been laborious performed by when Marriner didn’t award them a penalty within the 69th minute with Mane falling within the field following a problem by Kyle Walker-Peters.
The faint appeals from the Liverpool gamers had been dismissed by Marriner, whereas VAR noticed no motive to offer the guests a free shot at purpose.
Klopp wasn’t having it as he slammed Marriner’s remedy of Mane, whereas additionally suggesting the Reds might have had one other spot-kick when Georginio Wijnaldum’s shot rebounded onto Jack Stephen’s arm.
He additionally claimed second-placed Manchester United have been given extra penalties within the final two years than Liverpool have within the final five-and-a-half years.
He instructed the media: “What Andre Marriner did with Sadio Mane tonight I’m not certain is okay to be sincere. We can’t change that.
“We had view of it. I circled to the fourth official and requested if it will be checked. He stated: ‘We’ve checked it already, no pen.’”
“If anybody ever says Sadio Mane is a diver, that’s the greatest joke on the planet. Different groups would get a penalty for this. The handball – can somebody please clarify that to me?
“Manchester United had extra penalties in two years than me in 5 and a half years – however [we have] no excuses for tonight.
Klopp admitted his group might have performed higher however took duty for the defeat that has seen them go three matches and not using a win.
He added: “I do know [the boys] are nice guys, improbable gamers, however tonight they need to have performed higher. So I get offended. They know this. We don’t must make it greater than it’s, but it surely’s large. It’s primarily my fault, however the boys had a hand as nicely.”