'I think the decisions were right'
FT: Brighton 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was clearly not happy with how VAR robbed his side of three points at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Premier League champions had two goals [from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane] cancelled following a VAR review - as they were ruled out for offside.
However, late on in the game, Andy Robertson tackled Danny Welbeck in the box and after referee Stuart Attwell checked the monitor, he awarded another penalty [to the hosts] which Pascal Gross fired home to cancel out Diogo Jota’s superb opener in the 60th minute.
Speaking to BT Sport after the clash at the Amex stadium, the German said: "We are used to armpits. We have a toe today. It is how it is. I think the decisions were right.
"You try to create a headline. The ref whistled it. You try always, all the time. Today I say it wasn’t a penalty. What do you want me to say? I said it was a penalty because the ref whistled it, after watching it.
Above all the Reds boss was proud of his side’s display, acknowledging the fact they struggled in the first half against the Seagulls.
"I couldn’t be more proud of the boys for how they played today. We struggled a bit in the first half an hour with the new last line, because we didn’t drop in the right time. We sorted that but in the second half we had some problems with energy. In the situations around the goals, we were brilliant. Mo’s goal was a brilliant goal. Sadio’s header was outstanding. All good, it’s just tough times. That’s how it is.
"Matt Phillips played an exceptional game, honestly. You always need a bit of luck to win a tough away game, but today we didn’t have luck. I thought the front three played really well together."
On Mohamed Salah's reaction to being replaced by Sadio Mane, Klopp replied:"If Mo is smiling when he leaves the pitch then something’s wrong. We have to be careful, he doesn’t like that, but that’s it."