Jurgen Klopp sums up VAR frustration as Liverpool denied late winner
EVERTON 2-2 LIVERPOOL
Caught your breath yet? Nah, us neither. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was rendered speechless by the final moments of an action-packed Merseyside derby.
Liverpool were denied a late, late winner in an absorbing Premier League encounter on Saturday after Sadio Mane was deemed to be offside in the build-up to what had looked like a crucial goal from Jordan Henderson.
Jurgen Klopp's side had led twice after goals from Mane and Mo Salah, only for Everton to find equalisers from Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
While Everton were fortunate not to see Jordan Pickford sent off for a challenge which saw Virgil van Dijk leave the field through injury, a late red card for Richarlison saw the home side on the back foot for the final minutes of the game.
Liverpool appeared to have taken maximum advantage of their one-man advantage when Mane cut a cross back to Henderson, whose shot squirmed under Pickford's hand and looped into the goal.
While the visitors celebrated, a VAR check deemed Mane had been offside by the finest of margins - ruling the goal out.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was quick off the draw, on Twitter, when Henderson bagged his goal. However, he was quick to make light of his post once the goal was chalked off.
Delete delete delete!!! https://t.co/4ujc28ob7R
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 17, 2020
Everton were able to hold on for the remaining seconds, ensuring they will remain at the Premier League summit beyond the end of the weekend.
Following the 2-2 draw, Klopp said he did not see a replay of the offside before Pickford injured van Dijk. As for having the late winner scrubbed, he told the BBC, "I don't know where the line is where you can do offside.
"Yes, we should have won this game. The boys played a super game. against a side with quality and confidence. Dominating from the first second is absolutely exceptional."