Jurgen Klopp was left perplexed when the Harry Kane tackle on Andrew Robertson was not given a red card after the Scottish defender was shown red later in the game for far less. The studs-up challenge was checked by VAR but ended with only a yellow card shown to the England captain. In one of the best matches of the Premier League this season, Robertson put the Reds ahead but was shown a red card for kicking through Emerson Royal three minutes after Spurs equalized.
“There were obviously many other things that were influential in this game, but some of these questions are better to ask Mr. Tierney.” Jurgen Klopp said after Harry Kane was not shown a red card for a horror tackle. “Definitely, stronger. We can give Robbo a red card, it’s not the smartest challenge of his life. But that’s definitely a red card, no doubt about it. So we have a VAR sitting there, and he has a look again at the Robbo situation. Fine, that’s what he’s there for. What did he do in the Kane situation?”
“And the penalty situation with Diogo Jota. Mr Tierney told me he thinks Diogo stops on purpose because he wants the foul,” he added. “If you want to shoot you have to stop because you cannot run and shoot at the same moment. It is always helpful if you have played football yourself in the past. When you see the situation back, where is he stopping? I don’t understand that.”