Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed confusion regarding the decision that led to the disqualification of Harvey Elliott’s goal in their match against Burnley.
Vincent Kompany, the manager of Burnley, claimed that his team was a “danger” to Liverpool during the recent Premier League encounter, which ended in a 2-0 victory for Liverpool. But the Clarets were only let off by poor finishing and decision-making from the Reds in the final third.
“We were a little too open in the first half,” the Burnley boss told Amazon Prime Video after the final whistle. “We were still dangerous in transition opportunities but we just didn’t find the final ball or make the right decision.
“At times, we were in numbers counter-attacking. The difference is how they scored the goal, we weren’t able to do the same thing. We kept being dangerous and we had a chance. If that goes in then it is 1-1 but unfortunately, the game opens up and they are so good in those moments.”
Kompany was questioned about the disallowed goal scored by Harvey Elliott. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp wasn’t happy with the offside decision, arguing that Mohamed Salah had been obstructed and pushed into the path of the goalkeeper.
Klopp believed the goalkeeper was unlikely to have prevented the shot, even if it hadn’t been for the interference. Amazon presenter Dan Walker sought Kompany’s perspective on the matter.
“Are you asking me to be non-biased?” the former Manchester City captain responded. “It is a bigger picture discussion for me. We have had a lot of conversations where in these moments, things have gone against us.
“I understand Jürgen’s opinion and position but from my perspective, how many times I’ve been here saying that it cost us points, they got the win. We have to move on to the next game.”
Klopp has voiced his discontent with the implementation of VAR. He believes that only those unfamiliar with football would disallow a goal in such a manner.
However, the assistant referee and VAR must adhere strictly to the game’s regulations. By official standards, Salah was offside and within James Trafford’s line of sight.
Elliott faced disappointment with his goal being disallowed. In contrast, the decision against Cody Gakpo stirred more controversy. Paul Tierney called a foul, but even Charlie Taylor, allegedly fouled, seemed unconvinced about any contact. If Liverpool were to raise concerns about any incident, it would likely be this one.
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