Image source: Sky Sports
Liverpool lost 2-0 to Napoli in the Champions League yesterday night.
During the game, Napoli were awarded a penalty, which was later scored by Dries Mertens, as Jose Callejon went down under a challenge from Andy Robertson, although, the replays later showed that Callejon was already going down to the ground.
And after the game, the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp talked about Napoli’s controversial penalty claiming that it was not a penalty.
“That was the game-changer tonight,” said Klopp.
“I’m sorry, but when the player jumps before there is contact then it can not be a penalty. I can say a lot of things about it, but then it would look like a bad loser.
“When you see it again, you can see it is a clear mistake. But then human beings are the ones who decide if there is a mistake – and with VAR as long as human beings decide, then there is a potential for failure.
“But we can not do anything about it now. We have to accept it. They will find a reason to say it was the right decision, and we have to accept it.”
“Does anybody think in the room it was a penalty after looking at VAR pictures?” later added the Reds boss.