Tottenham interim head coach Ryan Mason feels he deserves an evidence as to why Diogo Jota was nonetheless on the pitch to attain an added-time winner for Liverpool after his head-high problem on Oliver Skipp warranted solely a yellow.
The Portugal worldwide struck to safe a 4-3 victory simply 99 seconds after Richarlison thought his first Premier League objective for the membership had secured a late level having come again from 3-0 down.
However, Mason was incredulous that the substitute’s excessive boot, which reduce Skipp’s head, didn’t warrant a purple card.
“I would like an explanation and a reason why it wasn’t. I can understand referees on the pitch missing it,” he mentioned.
“My feeling on the minute was an immediate purple card as a result of when your foot is five-and-a-half foot off the bottom and makes contact and there’s a gash, it ticks all of the packing containers.
“We need the VAR to assist the official on the pitch at that second, however an skilled referee and VAR haven’t given it.
“A participant that shouldn’t be on the pitch determined the sport.
“I felt like we didn’t get that decision, it was a big decision, a crucial decision and one you can’t really miss.
“I find it hard and impossible to really understand why.”
Mason was doubly sad after seeing his aspect combat again from conceding objectives to Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah (a penalty) contained in the opening quarter-hour to attract degree within the third minute of added time after Richarlison added to objectives from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
“We come here and create so many chances,” he mentioned. “On another day we win it with ease.”
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp was additionally sad with a number of the officiating, a lot in order that he pulled a hamstring charging down the touchline to rejoice wildly in entrance of fourth official John Brooks.
Former referees chief Keith Hackett wrote on Twitter that Klopp’s behaviour was “unacceptable” and that “if we are to get improvement of the Technical area occupants then the law MUST be applied. Do not allow your authority to be eroded”.
Klopp’s subject was extra with referee Paul Tierney, however his post-match feedback in regards to the official could get him into disciplinary hassle.
“We have our history with Tierney, I really don’t know what he has against us, he has said there is no problem but that cannot be true,” he instructed Sky Sports.
“How he looks at me, I don’t understand it. My celebration was unnecessary, which is fair but what he said to me when he gave me the yellow card is not OK.”
When requested what Tierney had mentioned, Klopp added: “I will not say anything about it. The refs don’t say what is said so I don’t say what is said.”
However, he nonetheless went on to criticise Tierney and their historical past, referring to final season’s 2-2 attract London.
Klopp mentioned: “Paul Tierney didn’t give Harry Kane a red card but Robbo (Andy Robertson) got a red card. It was not the first time, there are so many things.”
On his celebration in entrance of the fourth official, Klopp added: “Of course, we are emotional in these moments. It’s difficult. It is not OK, we shouldn’t do that. Yes, we are role models but we are human beings first and foremost.
“I didn’t say a bad word to the fourth official – not at all – but I pulled my hamstring probably in that moment so, fair enough, I’m already punished.
“A fair punishment for behaving not the right away. I have pain for a few days, Mr Tierney not.”
The PGMOL have been fast to refute Klopp’s accusation that he was spoken to out of flip.
A press release learn: “The PGMOL is aware of the comments made by Jurgen Klopp after his side’s fixture with Tottenham Hotspur.
“Match officials in the Premier League are recorded in all games via a communications system and having fully reviewed the audio of referee Paul Tierney from today’s fixture, we can confirm he acted in a professional manner throughout including when issuing the caution to the Liverpool manager so, therefore, we strongly refute any suggestion that Tierney’s actions were improper.”