Every word of Jurgen Klopps angry outburst at referee after Liverpool draw

Liverpool and Tottenham fought it out in an eventful 2-2 draw on Sunday in a match filled with controversy.

There were several talking points ranging from penalty appeals, potential red cards and dubious VAR decisions as the sides took one point apiece.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was an animated figure throughout the affair, earning himself a yellow card and narrowly avoiding a red despite sarcastically bowing at the referee.

Official Paul Tierney made several bizarre decisions such as failing to review Harry Kane's potential red card tackle but sending off Andy Robertson, as well as not awarding Diogo Jota a penalty.

And Klopp pulled no punches after the game as he claimed Tierney had a "problem" with the German coach.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: “I saw a big fight from my side. The first half was a good game from my team. The second half not exactly as good because we felt intensity of last few weeks and the opponent looked like they had finished warming up. They looked fresher.

"Scoring the second great. Conceding not so much.

"There were a lot of other things that were pretty influential to the game but some of these questions it is better to ask Mr Tierney."

On a Harry Kane sending off

“Yes definitely. You can give Robbo a red card. It is not the smartest challenge but that is definitely a red card. No doubt about it.

"His leg was in the air, it was pure coincidence. Harry cannot judge it.

"If Robbo’s leg is on the ground it is a broken leg."

Diogo Jota's penalty shout

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"We have a VAR sitting there and he thinks have a look again at Robertson again. Fine that’s what he is there for. But what did he do in that situation? And then there is the penalty situation with Diogo Jota.

“Mr Tierney told me Diogo [Jota] stops on purpose because he wants the foul. First and foremost if you want to shoot you have to stop because you cannot do both."

“It is always helpful when you play football yourself. When you see the situation back (Diogo Jota’s penalty appeal), the VAR is there. Why is he stopping? I don’t understand. The draw is fine. We are not crazy enough to think we cannot draw at Tottenham but these situations are crucial."

Verdict on the refereeing

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“I have no idea what his [referee Paul Tierney] problem is with me.

"I was a bit more emotional in the game but he gives me a yellow card but it is not allowed in a situation like this? He comes over and gives me a yellow card but I’d have preferred the right decisions on the pitch.

“We have our complete midfield out, the best centre half in the world… We lose our captain on matchday so you cannot expect to play the best football game of the season. You have to fight and that’s what the boys did.

"But just an objective ref who sees the situations and judges them. He told me he thinks he stops on purpose. It is incredible. He had the best spot on the pitch and doesn’t give it.

"You will have to ask him what his problem is with me."

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