Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is the point he is making after the Reds’ defeat to Arsenal.
After a series of invincibility in the Premier League on September 30, 2023, against Tottenham (1-2), Liverpool was involuntarily relaunched as champion. Jürgen Klopp’s men suffered a defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium (1-3), during the 23rd season of the Premier League.
After half-time thanks to an own goal from Gabriel, after Bukayo Saka’s opener, the Merseyside team cracked in the second half with goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard. Despite still sitting top of the table, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s teammates see Arsenal closing within two points. Manchester City also joins this duo in the event of a victory against Brentford on Monday.
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“The names of the circumstances are not on the same page”
During an interview with the British channel Aerial sports after the match, coach Allerand resented the refereeing decisions of Anthony Taylor, who had sent him off in a previous match against Manchester City on October 16, 2022. Among these decisions, the red card inflicted on French defender Ibrahima Konaté at the end of the match.
“Many circumstances were unfavorable for us today. This referee gave me a red card against Man City for a fighting situation between Bernardo Silva and Mo Salah. Additionally, the same situation occurs with a single piece of paper left behind. It’s incredible. This is the situation of Havertz on Konaté for the first yellow card. Then, Havertz collapsed and the refereeing was a yellow card to Konaté. “Gabriel has the same name as Nunez and the yellow card.”
A fair sportsman, Jürgen Klopp still admitted that the Londoners deserved the victory and refused to attribute his team’s defeat solely to refereeing errors.