Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring his workforce’s second objective in the course of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on December 19, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed referee Paul Tierney has a “problem” with him after Tottenham’s Son Heung-min punished Alisson Becker’s blunder to rescue an exciting 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Klopp’s aspect recovered from Harry Kane’s early strike to maneuver in entrance due to objectives from Diogo Jota and Andrew Robertson.
But South Korea ahead Son equalised after Alisson missed his try to chop out Harry Winks’ go.
Liverpool held on for a degree regardless of having to play the ultimate 13 minutes with 10 males following Robertson’s dismissal for an unpleasant hack on Emerson Royal.
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Klopp was booked after protesting over two key Tierney choices, insisting Kane ought to have been despatched off and Jota deserved a penalty.
The German took goal at Tierney in a post-match blast, saying: “I have no idea what his problem is with me.
“I was a bit more emotional in the game. I’d have preferred the right decisions on the pitch.
“Kane was definitely a red card. For the penalty, the referee told me he thinks Jota stops on purpose. It is incredible.
“He had the best spot on the pitch and doesn’t give it. You will have to ask him what his problem is with me.”
For the primary time in 4 years, Liverpool gained’t be high of the Premier League desk on Christmas Day.
The Reds are three factors behind leaders Manchester City, who thrashed Newcastle 4-0 earlier on Sunday.
After successful their earlier eight 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 encounter was a welcome antidote to the coronavirus mayhem which has engulfed the Premier League, with six video games postponed this weekend.
Amid requires the Christmas programme to be postponed to stem the virus unfold, Klopp stated: “We play now on Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday. That is impossible.
“We do not have the players. We could maybe have another case or two. We have to think about it, we cannot just push it all through. If we don’t play any more and have a break I am fine.”
Tottenham had been hit the toughest by Covid, with Liverpool’s go to their first sport in a fortnight after matches in opposition to Rennes, Brighton and Leicester had been postponed.
Nine of Antonio Conte’s squad contracted the virus and a few of them stay in isolation.
Liverpool weren’t immune both and, simply hours earlier than kick-off, Thiago Alcantara examined optimistic, whereas Jordan Henderson was sidelined by a non-Covid sickness.
Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones remained absent having missed Thursday’s win in opposition to Newcastle after testing optimistic.
Racing onto Tanguy Ndombele’s pin-point go into the Liverpool space, Kane guided a scientific end into the far nook within the thirteenth minute.
It was solely Kane’s second Premier League objective of a troublesome season for the England captain.
Rush of Blood
Liverpool’s Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (2L) reacts after an altercation with Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazilian defender Emerson Royal in the course of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on December 19, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP
A feisty affair grew extra heated after Kane was solely booked for a studs-up foul on Robertson that might simply have been a crimson card.
Liverpool equalised within the thirty fifth minute as Robertson darted into the realm and clipped a exact cross in the direction of Jota, who powered a header previous Hugo Lloris for his eleventh membership objective of the season.
Jota appealed in useless for a penalty moments later, taking place below heavy contact 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 cross that Robertson headed house from close-range within the 69th minute.
But Alisson’s rush of blood gifted Tottenham a degree 5 minutes later when he charged out of his space and missed Winks’ go, leaving Son with the easy process of slotting into the empty internet.
Robertson turned the primary Liverpool participant to be despatched off in 113 video games within the 77th minute.
Initially booked for his foul on Emerson, Robertson noticed crimson after Tierney modified his resolution following a VAR examine.