Klopp sends message to Wolves as Liverpool saved by controversial offside call

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Klopp sends message to Wolves as Liverpool saved by controversial offside call
Klopp sends message to Wolves as Liverpool saved by controversial offside call

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has conceded he can understand Wolves ' frustrations after they had a late winner chalked off at Anfield during their FA Cup third round clash.

It was a thrilling encounter that saw end to end action throughout, with the visitors taking the lead after a rare Alisson Becker blunder allowed Goncalo Guedes to capitalise. Darwin Nunez equalised 20 minutes later on the stroke of half-time, before Mohamed Salah put the Reds in front seven minutes into the second-half.

Hwang Hee-Chan handed Wolves a deserved leveller shortly after the hour mark and the travelling faithful thought they had witnessed a rare win at Anfield when Toti backheeled home from close-range. However, after a lengthy VAR check, officials determined Mathues Nunes was offside in the build-up.

It has since emerged that the VAR camera angle wasn't exactly conclusive and in turn referee Andy Madley was left with little choice but to go with the on-field decision from the linesman.

After the game, Klopp discussed the incident as he explained: "I'm not sure about their third goal. We have one picture where it may look offside, but I can understand why they are angry about it. We don't want the VAR to just have one angle."

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The Reds boss also elaborated on what he thought of the way the game flowed, telling ITV : "It was a good start, a dominant start. We played really good football moments and then we concede. The goal should not happen, but we all know how often Ali [Alisson] saves our backsides.

Klopp sends message to Wolves as Liverpool saved by controversial offside callToti thought he had won the game for Wolves at Anfield (Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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"They had counter-attacks before then, it is always dangerous when [Adama] Traore gets the ball. We could see that. We came back with a fantastic equaliser, everything was clear at half time what we wanted to improve and change to cause them more problems.

"Then it was a dominant performance before they got a foot in the game and we didn't win enough challenges from there.

"They caused us massive problems. We kept the problems in the game. The equaliser was unlucky, but he should not be able to work into our box."

The contest also saw a first outing for Liverpool's latest addition Cody Gakpo, after the Dutchman officially joined the club from PSV earlier this month.

Analysing his first performance in the famous red shirt, Klopp explained: "He fitted into the game. It was not easy for a first step.

"We cannot expect it to be perfect, but he showed good signs. We have to get him in better positions but that will come no doubt."

Josh O'Brien

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