Jurgen Klopp demands Tottenham vs Liverpool replay

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp demands replay vs Tottenham Hotspur

According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has demanded that the tie vs. Tottenham Hotspur be replayed following a series of questionable VAR calls.

The Reds were undone by a series of horrendous refereeing calls that saw a goal chalked off and two players sent off in the 2-1 loss in North London last weekend. It was the club’s first defeat of the campaign, leaving them with work to be done if they are to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Liverpool came out swinging at the officials and they reciprocated by releasing the VAR audio tapes that covered the duration of the check involving Luis Diaz’s strike. It clearly shows incompetence at the biggest stage and has once again raised questions regarding competence and accountability among match officials.

Speaking in the aftermath of the fallout, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that a replay should be the ideal outcome. Given that only one team benefitted from the decisions, the German has every reason to be hard done by the result.

“I think the only outcome for Tottenham-Liverpool game should be a replay”.

However, the Liverpool boss also knows doing so will see the game enter unchartered territory. Never has a match been replayed and given the PGMOL’s usual attitude, they are unlikely to make any changes that demand accountability or can set a precedent for effective change.

“It probably won’t happen. I think it is so unprecedented it didn’t happen before”.

While it is entirely possible that Klopp’s words are taken out of context and he too knows a replay is out of the question, his asking for one ensures the debate will stay alive.

More so, having officials realise that their actions can have consequences will at least improve accountability and ensure they think twice in the future before going ahead with illogical decisions. After all, apologies shouldn’t cut it when the wrong party never is given any retribution and it is time someone took a stand for it.

If that man is Jurgen Klopp, so be it.

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