LONDON: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed referee Paul Tierney has a “drawback” with him after Tottenham’s Son Heung-min punished Alisson Becker’s blunder to rescue an exhilarating 2-2 draw on Sunday. Klopp’s facet recovered from Harry Kane’s early strike to transport in entrance due to objectives from Diogo Jota and Andrew Robertson. However South Korea ahead Son equalized after Alisson overlooked his try to minimize out Harry Winks’ go. Liverpool hung on for some degree in spite of having to play the overall 13 mins with 10 males following Robertson’s dismissal for an unsightly hack on Emerson Royal.
Klopp used to be booked after protesting over two key Tierney selections, insisting Kane must had been despatched off and Jota deserved a penalty. The German took purpose at Tierney in a post-match blast, announcing: “I do not know what his drawback is with me. “I used to be slightly extra emotional within the sport. I’d have most popular the correct selections at the pitch. “Kane used to be certainly a pink card. For the penalty, the referee advised me he thinks Jota stops on function. It’s improbable. “He had the most productive spot at the pitch and doesn’t give it. You’ll have to ask him what his drawback is with me.”
For the primary time in 4 years, Liverpool received’t be best of the Premier League desk on Christmas Day. The Reds are 3 issues in the back of leaders Manchester Town, who thrashed Newcastle 4-0 previous on Sunday. After successful their earlier 8 video games in all competitions, Liverpool as soon as once more left London pissed off having misplaced at West Ham and drawn at Brentford this time period. The pulsating come upon used to be a welcome antidote to the coronavirus mayhem which has engulfed the Premier League, with six video games postponed this weekend.
Amid requires the Christmas program to be postponed to stem the virus unfold, Klopp stated: “We play now on Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday. This is unattainable. “We wouldn’t have the avid gamers. Lets possibly have some other case or two. We need to take into accounts it, we can not simply push it all over. If we don’t play any further and feature a wreck I’m advantageous.” Tottenham were hit the toughest via COVID, with Liverpool’s seek advice from their first sport in a fortnight after suits towards Rennes, Brighton and Leicester have been postponed.
9 of Antonio Conte’s squad reduced in size the virus and a few of them stay in isolation. Liverpool weren’t immune both and, simply hours sooner than kick-off, Thiago Alcantara examined certain, whilst Jordan Henderson used to be sidelined via a non-COVID sickness. Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones remained absent having overlooked Thursday’s win towards Newcastle after trying out certain. Racing onto Tanguy Ndombele’s pin-point go into the Liverpool house, Kane guided a scientific end into the a long way nook within the thirteenth minute. It used to be handiest Kane’s 2d Premier League function of a hard season for the England captain.
Rush of blood
A feisty affair grew extra heated after Kane used to be handiest booked for a studs-up foul on Robertson that would simply had been a pink card. Liverpool equalized within the thirty fifth minute as Robertson darted into the realm and clipped an exact pass against Jota, who powered a header previous Hugo Lloris for his eleventh membership function of the season. Jota appealed in useless for a penalty moments later, taking place beneath heavy touch from Emerson.
Seconds after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s push on Dele Alli didn’t yield a Tottenham penalty, the right-back popped up with a pushed pass that Robertson headed house from close-range within the 69th minute. However Alisson’s rush of blood talented Tottenham some degree 5 mins later when he charged out of his house and overlooked Winks’ go, leaving Son with the easy activity of slotting into the empty web. Robertson become the primary Liverpool participant to be despatched off in 113 video games within the 77th minute. To start with booked for his foul on Emerson, Robertson noticed pink after Tierney modified his choice following a VAR take a look at.
Premier League slammed
In some other building, Thomas Tuchel has criticized the Premier League for placing his coronavirus-hit Chelsea facet at “large chance” via forcing them to play at Wolves on Sunday as leaders Manchester Town put Newcastle to the sword. Chelsea drew 0-0 at Molineux whilst Town eased to a 4-0 away win sooner than Tottenham held 10-man Liverpool to a 2-2 draw, denting the Reds’ name hopes. However the motion at the pitch used to be overshadowed via Britain’s worsening Covid-19 disaster, with simply 4 video games performed in overall out of 10 initially scheduled.
Premier League golf equipment will meet on Monday to talk about what motion to take over the chaos, with rising questions over the integrity of the contest because the busy festive duration looms. The Athletic reported that golf equipment would speak about whether or not to put off a complete spherical of fixtures on December 28, 29 and 30 in an try to ease the force. Chelsea, who had their request for a postponement rejected, may handiest box 14 outfield avid gamers of their matchday squad on Sunday, with N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Trevoh Chalobah all that includes in spite of suffering for tournament health. — AFP
“We have been installed an enormous chance of well being and protection to the avid gamers, no longer simply on account of COVID but in addition bodily,” stated an offended Tuchel, whose facet mustered only one shot on the right track. Tuchel, whose stuttering workforce at the moment are six issues in the back of leaders Town, stated he didn’t know what would occur with Chelsea’s fixtures towards Brentford within the League Cup and Aston Villa within the coming week. “I’ve were given no concept what occurs now,” he stated. “We had an concept (on Saturday night) what’s going to occur, however then that didn’t occur.”— AFP