Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has slammed the statement released by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), which admitted human error for disallowing Luiz Diaz’s goal during their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspurs yesterday.

According to Klopp, the decision was taken and made quicker, and PGMOL admitting the error will not help because Liverpool will not get points for it.

“Nobody expects 100 percent decisions on the field. It does not help because we will not get points for it. There was such a similar situation in the Manchester United game against Wolves; did Wolves get the points?, No. We will not get points. We thought that when VAR came, it would make things easier. The offside goal. That is not offside when you see it, they drew their lines wrong. The ball is between Mo’s legs, they drew the line wrong and didn’t judge the moment when Mo passed the ball right. It is so tough to deal with it. Somebody has to clarify it if they did it on purpose,” said Klopp in a post-match press conference.

The German was furious at the referees for disallowing the goal when Diaz scored and issuing a red card to Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota.

The PGMOL issued a statement yesterday stating that they made the error and that the goal would have stood.

Liverpool failed to climb to the top of the Premier League when Joel Matip made a horrendous mistake to score an own goal, enabling the Spurs to take all three points.

In the statement, the match officiating body said they did not engage VAR but rather relied on field officials for the decision. “”PGMOL acknowledges a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool. This was a clear and obvious factual error, and that goal should have resulted in the goal being given by the VAR intervention,” said PGMOL in a statement.


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