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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals what referee Paul Tierney told him – ‘I didn’t lie’



Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals what referee Paul Tierney told him – ‘I didn’t lie’

Jurgen Klopp has revealed what referee Paul Tierney told him when he was shown a yellow card at Anfield and insisted he ‘didn’t lie’.

The manager was widely criticized for his behavior during and after Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Tottenham.

Klopp celebrated Diogo Jota’s late winner against fourth official John Brooks before pointing out Tierney’s anti-Liverpool bias in his post-match interview and claiming he doesn’t know what the referee ” against us”.

“What he told me at the time when he gave me the yellow card is not correct,” he said, which PGMOL “strongly refuted” as Tierney acted “in professional way”.

Klopp would not reveal what the 42-year-old told him at the time, but as he faces charges from the FA he gave some insight on Tuesday.

He told reporters: “I was expecting a yellow card and he said to me, ‘It’s a red card for me, but it’s a yellow card because of [the fourth referee]’.”

“The whole situation shouldn’t have happened at all. That’s how it is,” Klopp said.

“It was out of emotion, out of anger at the time, not a very good leader for what you do. That’s why I partied while I partied.

“That was the situation, with the foul on Mo – no foul, but in my opinion it was right in front of my eyes.

“He called a free kick, another free kick, [Richarlison’s] goal and a minute later we scored.

“Unfortunately I was still a little angry. I didn’t say anything wrong, I just yelled “without you!” which didn’t make much sense. “I didn’t want to get close to [Brooks]. Then I felt my muscles. That’s all. Then we scored, then Paul Tierney came to me.

“I didn’t expect a red card at all. I didn’t think that [would have been] fair.

“I was expecting a yellow card and he said ‘for me it’s a red card, but because of [the fourth official it’s a yellow]’.

“He showed me a yellow card, he smiled at me, that’s all.

“The match continues, final whistle, we go inside, try to calm down, didn’t function properly, let’s go to interviews and I said what I said.”

Klopp’s response to questions about the situation was lengthy, with the manager also discussing his ‘history’ with Tierney, which dates back to 2017.

He suggested he ‘opened the box’ to the media with his post-match comments, and insisted, while he believes Tierney let down Liverpool in ‘decisive games’, that the official’ don’t do it intentionally.”

“The things that were made of what Paul Tierney told me, I didn’t say,” he continued. “What I said was ‘what he told me wasn’t right’. I didn’t think it was right because it wasn’t a red card in my eyes.

“Then things happened. I opened the box. It wasn’t supposed to be, but I opened it. “Then your colleague intervened and wanted me to continue. He said all those words and I stopped him there.

“Maybe I should have said at that time, ‘he told me it was a red card’.

“The things I said, the things I felt at that time about Paul Tierney whistling our games, I’m very sure he’s not doing it intentionally, but we have a history and I don’t can’t deny it.

“I’m not a resentful person, not at all, but obviously those kinds of things that have happened in the past, in decisive games for us – whether we were involved or not – have happened. “It’s the feeling, nothing else. That’s what I said.

“I obviously know the referees were very angry at what I said and are doing it now. I heard that I lied and stuff like that.

“I did a lot of things that day, but I wasn’t lying.”


GOOD NEWS for Liverpool fans as Fulham key duo suffer injury blow – with another doubt against Liverpool

Fulham could be without four of their key players when they visit Liverpool on Wednesday, with Marco Silva confirming injuries

The Reds will be looking to claim five straight wins for the first time this season as they continue to travel to Fulham after their 4-3 win over Spurs.

As the season reaches its peak, the Cottagers remain a chance for an underdog to finish in the European Premier League places, but have lost seven of their last nine games.

After back-to-back defeats, Silva’s side are without key duo Tim Ream (broken arm) and Andreas Pereira (broken leg) midweek. In his pre-match press conference on Monday, the Fulham manager confirmed that both his captain and most-used player will miss the rest of the season.

“Tim and Andreas have started all competitions this season. They are two great shortcomings for us. Two key players for us” Silva told reporters.

“It is not a normal scenario. It was a really unlucky afternoon for us [losing Ream and Pereira to Man City]. But now it’s a chance for others.”

Centre-back Ream and midfielder Pereira have had more minutes than any other Fulham player this season, while first-choice striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is also suspended.

Willian, who started 19 of the last 21 league games before picking up a hamstring injury, is also doubtful, according to Silva.
“We still have a session, so let’s see,” said the Portuguese. “If he can’t be ready on Wednesday, I’m sure he will be ready for Leicester.”

Issa Diop is likely to replace Ream in centre-back for Tosin Adarabioyo, while Tom Cairney is expected to replace Pereira.
Bobby Decordova-Reid enjoyed a run in the squad in Willian’s absence and was able to keep his place, with ex-Liverpool winger Harry Wilson in fine form on the other wing.

Wilson, who has largely come on as a substitute this season, has now started three of his last four games, with two goals and one assist in those starts.

Having watched Liverpool score three times in the first 15 minutes against Tottenham on Sunday, Silva is wary of a replay at Anfield.

“We know how Liverpool will try to start the game,” he explained. “This is an opportunity for us to accept the challenge and do the same.”

Probable Fulham XI: Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Wilson, Cairney, Decordova series; Vinicius 


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