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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blames VAR and injury-stricken squad for their draw against Brighton

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blames VAR and injury-stricken squad for their draw against Brighton

Premier League side Liverpool faced fellow side Brighton at the Amex Stadium this Saturday. However, the highly-anticipated match ended in a draw. But, it seems that the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is not happy with the result. Liverpool also faced another injury during that match as their squad is already dealing with injury-related issues of several players.

Diogo Jota scored the first goal for Liverpool. Shortly after, Brighton had their penalty opportunity that they missed from Neal Maupay. Sadio Mane then assisted Mohamed Salah to score the second one for the Reds. However, the referee dismissed that goal after consulting VAR for an offside reason. Pascal Gross then scored the equalizer for Brighton during injury time from a penalty. The whole world stood still after the final whistle blows and the reigning Premier League champion ended the match in a 1-1 draw.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blames VAR and injury-stricken squad for their draw against Brighton

However, Liverpool star manager Jurgen Klopp is not at all happy with the VAR decision of Stuart Attwell. While talking about it, he said with a straight face, “I think that the decisions were right.” He also talked about his vice-captain James Milner as he recently suffered an injury. He said, “A hamstring – surprise!”

While talking with the BT Sports reporter, he said, “You picked the 12.30 kick-off, didn’t you?” He also talked about the possibility of the inclusion of five substitutions per game in the Premier League. He expressed his concern over the recent comment from Chris Wilder while saying, “It is really, really dangerous for the players.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks about VAR and Injury

Liverpool manager said, “Chris Wilder says constantly that I am selfish, but I think all the things he says show that he’s selfish.” He then added, “I was in a similar situation at Mainz, where it was all about staying in the league. But now they [Sheffield United] have three subs and one point, so there is no advantage or disadvantage.”

Jurgen Klopp said, “If you have five subs, it’s not for tactical reasons. For example, today, if I have five subs today I take off Robbo and bring on Kostas Tsimikas. To save Robbo, not to make our game better.” He then added, “It’s about saving players, and it’s not only my players who have the problem. We will see in December how it is.”

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