Klopp accuses referee of causing Liverpool defeat at West Ham

Klopp accuses referee of causing Liverpool defeat at West Ham

Liverpool’s 25-game unbeaten streak ended at London Stadium against hosts West Ham United 2-3 on Monday (8/11) early in the morning. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blamed two referee decisions for the Reds’ loss.

The visitors fell behind in the fourth minute because of Alisson Becker’s own goal. This goal was complained by Klopp who ruled it should be a violation because Angelo Ogbonna’s hand interfered with Alisson.

“Their first goal was a foul on the goalkeeper, his arm (Ogbonna) went into Alisson’s arm, so how did he catch it? It didn’t make sense,” Klopp said .

Klopp also highlighted the incident that happened to Jordan Henderson midway through the first half. There was a hard foul on him by Aaron Cresswell.

The Liverpool players protested, asking the referee to give the player a red card. However, when the referee checked the VAR he said it was not a serious foul.

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“These two situations were very influential, but West Ham didn’t make a decision and they won the game,” Klopp said.

Missing a goal can be answered by Alexander Arnold in the first half. In the second half, Fornals and Kurt Zouma doubled the lead for the Hammers, but the game ended with Origi’s goal to reduce the score in stoppage time.

The victory saw West Ham overtake Liverpool for third place, three points behind Chelsea at the top of the table.

West Ham manager David Moyes is aiming for a top-four spot but has denied his side are title contenders in this season’s Premier League season.

“I want to think positively all the time, I mean that’s what we can do. (But) I don’t see that (a title challenger) right now,” Moyes said.

“We can challenge the top four, but anyway I want to see if we can give ourselves a chance. We’re two points away from the Champions League zone (last season), so why can’t we- we not be there?


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