Jurgen Klopp did his best to hold his tongue last night, following the 2-2 draw with Spurs at Anfield.
The German was clearly furious with the officiating, that at times, made absolutely no sense.
John Moss clearly saw the incident in the final seconds of the game where Virgil van Dijk made contact with a diving Erik Lamela and decided not to award a penalty – but changed his mind on the advice of his assistant.
Seven minutes earlier, he ignored the same linesman who suggested to him that Harry Kane was offside in the buildup to the first goal.
“Obviously I can’t change anything so what’s my job now? To create headlines? To be punished? To pay a fine?” Klopp said, cited in the Evening Standard.
“If I say what I think, I would pay the biggest fine in world football. That makes absolutely no sense.
“I have no problem with people making mistakes but if you don’t see the situation, then step aside.
“I thought for the first penalty they (Moss and his assistant) were discussing. I didn’t see Jon Moss asking anything.
“At the end I’ve learned something new and now people will think I know nothing about football because I thought it was offside.
“But the second one, it’s not about who is where. In the 93rd minute you whistle a penalty when you are 100 per cent sure.
“It’s clear in these situations the opposition wants to go down, wants to cause these type of problems, but we have to accept it, I can’t change it. But it’s really hard to get.”
Liverpool next face reinvigorated Southampton on Sunday, before travelling to Portugal for the Champions League showdown with FC Porto.
Then we host West Ham and Newcastle in the Premier League, before the return leg of the Champions League.
By March, our season could be in tatters, or on the verge of something special!