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Liverpool’s Klopp fumes at ‘crazy decisions’ in loss to Spurs

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are not a “playing team” and criticized his side’s “crazy decisions” after receiving two red cards to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 “

Curtis Jones was sent off in the 26th minute for a foul on Yves Bissouma when VAR referred him to a review screen after referee Simon Hooper initially issued a yellow card. Substitute Diogo Jota was sent off after receiving two yellow cards within two minutes of the second half for a foul on Tottenham defender Destiti Udoji.

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The red cards bring the club’s total to four in seven Premier League games this season. This season, Virgil van Dijk is suspended with a red card in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, while Alexis McAllister received a red card in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth , but the appeal was overturned.

But Klopp questioned both decisions after two Spurs players were sent off and subsequently suspended.

“Curtis’s red card, everyone here (at the press conference) probably thought it was a red card, but I played football and you didn’t,” Klopp said. “When you watch it in slow motion, it looks scary, but in real time it doesn’t look bad.

“The game is real-time, but we judge it in slow motion. If they didn’t use slow motion, I believe we still wouldn’t be on the same page in many situations.

“Curtis didn’t mean it at all. We are not a football team.

“How could Jota come off with two yellow cards in this game? The first one he barely touched him and it’s certainly not his fault.

“That’s the thing. We had a lot going on. When was the last time you heard about an 11-on-9 game? We were close to 11-on-8! There were no horrible fouls.

“We didn’t have kickers or anything. The kids played a super intense game and it was crazy how hard we played.

“In the end we got nothing. The result is gone but the performance will always be with me. I liked our attitude and our desire.

“I learned a lot about my team – a lot more than if we won here. Don’t think we didn’t get anything out of it.”

With the game tied at 0-0, Liverpool’s Luis Diaz goal was also controversial for offside, with the PGMOL later admitting the decision was incorrect due to “significant human error”.

“I’ve never seen a game like this, the most unfair environment and the craziest decisions,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

Tottenham won the game through a Joel Matip own goal in stoppage time after Cody Gakpo canceled out Son Heung-min’s opener in the first half.

Klopp said Gakpo injured his knee shortly before scoring for Liverpool and may now be on the sidelines for some time.

“Cody is injured,” Klopp said. “He’s limping down the corridor with a brace on. We’ve lost two players (to suspension) and maybe a third player (to injury). It’s really bad. It’s what we have to do things to deal with.”

“Cody got fouled and scored (injured) on it, and he felt it even more after he shot it.”

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