Jurgen Klopp uses sarcasm like the best of them at times!
And it’s fair to say, although he tried to keep his calm, that Liverpool’s manager wasn’t entirely impressed with a reporter who suggested the foul on Napoli’s Jose Callejon by Andy Robertson was a penalty on Tuesday night.
The Spaniard very clearly dived, so when a journalist put his hand up to declare he believed it was a foul in the press-room post-match, Klopp couldn’t help but react, as Chris Bascombe on Twitter explains…
Klopp asks if anyone in room thinks it was a penalty. One person has raised his hand.
"Must be right then," says Klopp.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) September 17, 2019
It was an outrageous dive, made all the worse by the fact we have VAR and whatever referee was in the room making the decision decided against reversing the decision.
Something similar happened to us against Chelsea in the Super Cup with Tammy Ambraham diving – while we somehow were not awarded a spot-kick v Newcastle at the weekend – despite Joel Matip being put in a headlock and wrestled to the ground.
We cannot stand VAR and would like it to be removed entirely apart from offsides and goal-line technology.
If humans are still making such blatantly horrible errors, what’s the point?