Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was unhappy with referee Anthony Taylor following Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat against Arsenal. Klopp felt that Taylor allowed Arsenal to get away with fouls similar to those that led to Ibrahima Konate being sent off.
Klopp expressed frustration regarding several refereeing decisions which affected the game and ultimately impacted Liverpool’s position in the Premier League title race. Throughout the match, Klopp attempted to make changes to shift the game’s momentum in Liverpool’s favor, but these efforts were hampered when Konate received a second yellow card in the 88th minute.
Klopp also acknowledged that Liverpool deserved to lose the match, as they managed just one shot on target and were reduced to 10 men after Konate’s red card. He noted that the circumstances surrounding the game were unusual and highlighted the impact of the red card on their game plan.
Despite Liverpool’s loss, Klopp credited Arsenal for deserving the three points and admitted that his team had to adapt to various challenges during the match. He lamented the impact of the red card and the need to change their strategy due to Arsenal’s lead and their numerical disadvantage.