"Everybody thinks it wasn't a penalty" – Klopp has doubts about Everton's penalty in a derby defeat


The Reds boss had a few questions about the referee's decision to give the visitors a penalty in the second half

Jurgen Klopp said referee Chris Kavanagh spotted something no one else saw when awarding Everton a penalty in Saturday's 2-0 win over Liverpool.

With Everton 1-0 towards the end of the game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin had saved an attempt by Alisson and tried to follow after the rebound but was tripped by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Kavanagh pointed to the point after a quick VAR check and Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped past Alisson to secure a win for the Toffees against their Merseyside rivals for the first time since 2010.

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What did Klopp say about the criminal decision?

"I find it really unfair to ask myself because everyone has asked me this question. It means that everyone thinks it's not a penalty. But it doesn't really matter because the referee thought it was a penalty," said he at a press conference.

"I wanted to talk to him now after the first interviews I had, but they already left. I just wanted to ask what he saw because the VAR is calling you in such a situation, then I think he has doubts at that has decision.

"But it only took a second. He went over there, watched it from three or four meters away, turned and punished. So he was obviously seeing something that all other people didn't see.

"I haven't seen it yet, but everyone who speaks to me tells me the same thing: 'How can it be a punishment?'"

Liverpool's losing streak continues

Liverpool have now lost four games in a row in the Premier League and are expected to bounce back against Sheffield United next Sunday.

For the first time in 98 years, the Reds have also lost four home games in a row.

The defending champions are in sixth place, 16 points ahead of Man City at the top and three points behind fourth in Chelsea.

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