If the script had of gone to plan, Liverpool would, at this moment in time, be sitting five-points clear at the top of the table.
But, as we’ve come to realise, not everything goes to script in this wonderful but often puzzling sport of ours.
Down in East London, taking on West Ham United at the London Stadium, Liverpool benefitted from a bad refereeing decision to take the lead, with James Milner clearly offside in the build-up to the goal.
But, far from being satisfied that his side had been gifted a goal, our gaffer, Jurgen Klopp, was of the opinion that the referee, aware of the gaff, gave very little else to Liverpool all game, with the BBC, reporting that Klopp remarked about the situation:
“I heard our goal was offside, I’m pretty sure the ref knew that.
“In 50-50 situations it was always a free-kick for the other team.
“As a human being, if I know I have made a big mistake in the first half, I don’t want to open the gap any more.
“Referees are obviously human beings, and I understand that, but I didn’t during the game because I had no clue that our goal was offside.”
Now I have nothing but admiration for the boss but perhaps he should be venting his spleen on those who, when we needed them to most, under-performed for a second game running.
However, as a result of his verbal spat, the Football Association have requested that Klopp provide some written observations on what he said.
Clearly, to you and me, Klopp has been given the equivalent of 500 lines.
But, in finishing, was he right about the referee and the rest of the officials?
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