‘Oh my God, again!’ – Jurgen Klopp rues another decision against Liverpool amid claims VAR didn’t check Fabinho foul


Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated after VAR appeared to fail Liverpool once again during their 2-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Reds were forced to come from behind after Fabinho’s foul on Oli McBurnie was upgraded from a free-kick to a penalty in the early stages of the game.

Fabinho conceded a penalty – but was it even a foul?

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Fabinho conceded a penalty – but was it even a foul?

However, it is understood that while video assistant Andre Marriner checked where the incident took place, the official did not look at whether a foul was committed – which proved contentious in itself.

The controversy comes after Liverpool wrote to Premier League for an explanation of two referrals by David Coote in the Merseyside derby.

“We were 1-0 down with a penalty which is not even a foul – that’s hard to take,” Klopp told talkSPORT.

“Of course, one team gets confidence, the other team thinks, ‘Oh my God, again!’

Klopp was frustrated by the decision

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Klopp was frustrated by the decision

“Before the penalty, we played super football, exactly like you have to play against Sheffield United.

“After the penalty, we lost a little bit of patience, we wanted to go too early.”

Despite Sander Berge’s penalty, Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

Klopp was impressed by the instant impact of Jota, who joined the Reds from Wolves in a £40m deal last month.

Liverpool are now second in the Premier League with 13 points

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Liverpool are now second in the Premier League with 13 points

The Liverpool manager added: “It’s really tough, three days after Ajax, going out there again.

“Diogo was slightly fresher and I really liked his game.

“You can see he’s a threat on the ground and in the air, he keeps the ball, has the speed, all that stuff.

“You know how long players need to fit in our team, and the fact that he’s already that close says a lot about his quality.”

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