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Liverpool FC boss Klopp - Kane’s tackle on Robertson, “it’s a clear red card.”


Klopp says Kane should have gotten a red card (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Klopp says Kane should have gotten a red card (Sky Sports Screen Shot)

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp believes Harry Kane should have been sent off after the England international’s reckless tackle on left-back Andrew Robertson. The Reds defender Robertson, who registered an assist and scored a goal in the enthralling encounter was given his marching orders following his rash tackle on Emerson Royal. Referee Paul Tierney initially showed the Scottish full-back a yellow card but moments later the ref was sent to the pitch-side monitor to examine the incident, which led to the red card. Klopp was furious with the decision, and after the clash, he said: “I think we all agree it is a clear red card, I just need to ask two people, Mr. Tierney and whoever was the VAR.


“You can give [Andrew] Robertson a red card, he knows that himself but Harry should not have been on the pitch in the second half and then tell me how the game goes. If Mr. Tierney does not see it I get that. But the VAR was obviously awake because he told him to look again at Robertson. “With the penalty, he tells me he stopped on purpose because he wanted to be hit. The referee had the best position in the whole stadium. "You don’t need a ref that helps you. You need a ref who is clear and objective. In three decisive decisions, he was once right and that was with Robbo, and twice wrong. All three were against us." Liverpool lost ground in the Premier League title race after playing out a 2-2 draw at Tottenham. The Merseyside club dominated the opening stages of the game but went behind when Harry Kane finished off Tunguay Ndombele’s through pass in the 13th minute.

Liverpool boss Klopp (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Liverpool boss Klopp (Sky Sports Screen Shot)

Seven minutes later, Diogo Jota equalised as he nodded in Robertson’s cross. In the second half, Klopp’s team went for the win and got their reward via Robertson, who nodded in Trent Aleequalizedxander-Arnold's cross. However, Liverpool didn’t hold the lead for more than four minutes as Son Heung-min capitalised on goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s mistake. The visitors managed to see out the remaining 13 minutes plus added time, but the result means they are three points behind league-leaders Manchester City, who beat Newcastle United 4-0 yesterday.

“We played against a team where I had no idea who was available with pretty much no preparation possible and apart from [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg it was pretty much the side they would usually choose,” Klopp told BBC Sport.

Diogo Jota continued his scoring habits against Spurs (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Diogo Jota continued his scoring habits against Spurs (Sky Sports Screen Shot)

“We created enough chances but they set up 5-3-2 with those two guys upfront and their plan was to kick the ball behind the last line and let them run and that’s how they caused us problems. “In the second half, we felt the intensity more than the opponent. A point at Tottenham is fine. Let’s carry on.” Liverpool's goalscorer Diogo Jota told Sky Sports: "They haven't had a game for two weeks and we've been playing. It was pretty intense. Ten men, in the end, doesn't help." When quizzed about Andy Robertson's red card, the Portuguese said: "It is what it is. We lost the tempo there but it happens in football." On if it was a point fair, said: "It's hard to say fair in football. The amount of chances both teams had, a point is OK."



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