Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp takes a dig at VAR with ‘set-piece’ comment
Speaking in the post-match interview after Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Rangers in the Champions League as quoted by Liverpool Echo, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has taken a dig at VAR with ‘set-piece’ comment following Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s stunner.
Liverpool’s performance against Brighton will come as a breath of fresh air in what has been a tepid start to the season for Jurgen Klopp and the Reds. The English club showed signs of their best form against the Scottish giants.
Two players who came into this clash with a lot of question marks over their former were English full-back Trent and Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah and both players answered their critics in style.
Trent scored an absolute screamer of a free-kick which put the Reds into a lead in the first half before Salah held his nerve and dispatched a penalty that was won by Luis Diaz early in the second half to get Liverpool the three points.
The win meant that the Reds find themselves second in the table in the Champions League having won two games and lost one till now, with the high-flying Napoli occupying the first place.
Speaking about the game, Klopp appeared to take a jibe at VAR by claiming that ‘set-piece’ goals were his favourite.
“The free-kick from Trent was outstanding. Set-piece goals are my favourite goals because you don’t have to wait for VAR, you can just celebrate them. I liked the game a lot”
It was a very smart quote from Klopp who has been very vocal about VAR and the refereeing decisions even in the past. VAR still continues to be a concept that divides opinion and it seems like the German tactician is not one in favour of it.
Liverpool’s return to form could just be the boost they need to turn around their season. Whilst things are not so bleak in the Champions League, the Reds find themselves lagging in the Premier League.
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If the Reds return to their best level, then not many teams can stop Liverpool. Let’s hope we go back to where we belong very soon and start winning games consistently again.