After a VAR blunder, Jurgen Klopp demands a repeat of the Tottenham-Liverpool match.

After Luis Diaz’s goal was incorrectly disallowed by the video assistance referee in the Premier League match against Tottenham, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants the game to be replayed.


VAR On Saturday, Diaz was called offside with the score at 0-0. Darren England and his deputy Dan Cook did not overturn the call.

Joel Matip’s own goal in the 96th minute gave Liverpool a 2-1 defeat.



According to Klopp, “Something like this never happened, so I think a replay is the right thing to do.”


On Tuesday, the audio of conversations between the match officials over offside was made public by the referees’ organization PGMOL.


The audio shows England calling the check “perfect” before cursing after realizing a mistake was made.

“The audio didn’t change it at all,” claimed Klopp. It is a blatant error. There ought to be remedies for that. Replay should be the result. But it won’t probably happen.


“That opens the gates, which is an argument against it. It is unheard of. I frequently make bad choices, but something like this has never occurred.


PGMOL claimed the blunder was caused by a “lapse of concentration and loss of focus” after releasing the audio.


The controversy has sparked a discussion over the application and effectiveness of VAR.


Klopp noted that even though the error was not committed “on purpose,” it should not have happened. There shouldn’t be any more errors. Look for a way to handle it.


“We rush them, and we get a quick decision, but the wrong decision.”


When asked if the team had requested a replay from the Premier League, Klopp responded, “At this stage, we are still going through the information we have.”


In the UK, it has never happened before for a refereeing error to cause a result to be reversed or a game to be replayed.


Following a contentious winning goal in the first game, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave Sheffield United a replay in a 1999 FA Cup third-round match.




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