The Football Association revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not face any further action for this post-match comments made to referee Paul Tierney over the weekend. Liverpool was involved in one of the matches of the season that ended in a 2-2 draw. The Merseyside club had Robertson sent off for a significantly lesser offense as compared to Harry Kane in the first half. To make matters worse, Tierney denied Jota a penalty as well in the second half.
“I have no problems with referees – only you,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “There were obviously many other things that were influential in this game, but some of these questions are better to ask Mr. Tierney. Definitely, stronger. We can give Robbo a red card, it’s not the smartest challenge of his life. But that’s definitely a red card, no doubt about it. So we have a VAR sitting there, and he has a look again at the Robbo situation. Fine, that’s what he’s there for. What did he do in the Kane situation?”
“I feel like Kane has got really lucky where the referee has looked at the height of the boot,” former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher said. “Both players are lucky to be honest – Kane’s lucky he’s gone across the ground and catches him on the ankle. Robertson is very lucky because if his leg was planted, he would have a broken leg. I think the only reason the referee has kept him on the field is the height of the boot. It does tick a lot of the boxes.”