The previous Reds midfielder was baffled by an enormous name that dominated out a late aim for Jordan Henderson, however loved a four-goal thriller at Goodison Par
Jurgen Klopp was “truly laughing” on the VAR determination that robbed Liverpool of a late winner in opposition to Everton in an exciting Merseyside derby, says Ray Houghton.
Expertise did the Reds no favours on Saturday after they made the brief journey to Goodison Park.
Jordan Pickford was spared any punishment throughout a full of life first-half, regardless of catching Virgil van Dijk with a knee-high sort out that pressured a Dutch defender from the sector.
The reigning Premier League champions had been left cursing their luck once more within the closing phases, with Jordan Henderson seeing a stoppage-time effort chalked off as Sadio Mane was adjudged to have strayed fractionally offside.
Klopp was left bemused by that massive name, with the Reds now asking the Premier League to evaluate their use of VAR, and is struggling to know how the related authorities got here to their remaining ruling.
Liverpool legend Houghton is one other who feels that modifications must be made, with an in any other case entertaining 2-2 draw – which noticed Mohamed Salah file his 100th aim for the Reds and Richarlison choose up a pink card – seeing consideration diverted away from the standard of these on the sector.
“Oh my goodness. I’m simply taking a look at Jurgen Klopp in his technical space, and he’s laughing!” Houghton instructed talkSPORT.
“He’ truly laughing, it’s unbelievable!
“I’m wanting on the monitor and it is extremely, very tight. I don’t know, I couldn’t let you know how he’s offside, I assumed he was on.
“We had every little thing immediately, we had 4 targets, we had a sending off and we had VAR having an enter as properly over whether or not it was or wasn’t a aim.
“For the quantity of video games we’ve had right here at Goodison the place we’ve had drab 0-0s, immediately was an thrilling sport for Merseyside and it reveals how far Everton have come as a facet.
“For Liverpool, they acquired over that 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, I assumed it was cracking sport to look at, completely good.
“However I’m shocked by that call.”
Liverpool seem set to be with out Van Dijk for an necessary interval of their 2020-21 marketing campaign, as they put together to open one other Champions League journey, with Klopp’s facet on account of be again in motion on Wednesday after they soak up a visit to Ajax.