Klopp rages again as 'Pool held to draw

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:29 PM Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp was left raging at the match officials for the second time in four days after his team had a late goal disallowed in a 0-0 home draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Dominic Solanke's goal was ruled out for handball by an assistant referee, having initially been given by referee Paul Tierney.

It was ruled the ball had rebounded off Solanke's chest and onto his arm from fellow substitute Joe Gomez's cross.

Klopp was furious on the touchline and his mood was not helped when the excellent Ahmed Hegazi, who typified West Brom's resilience, cleared Solanke's shot off the line from Liverpool's next attack.

"It is twice deflected and I am still not sure," Klopp said of the disallowed goal. "It is for sure his chest and then I am not sure if it's handball. We cannot take the decision back so all good."

Albion manager Pardew had almost resigned himself to thinking it was a goal.

"I thought it was until I saw the linesman not move. That's always a good sign. It is a good call by the linesman. He made the right decision."

Three days earlier, Liverpool conceded a second-half penalty - much to Klopp's unhappiness - to draw 1-1 at home to local rival Everton.

Klopp was criticised for dropping Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho for the Merseyside derby, and the Brazilian pair was recalled to join Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the so-called "Fab Four."

Prior to this game, the Reds averaged a goal every 23 minutes when Salah, Mane, Firmino and Coutinho were on the pitch together but they struggled to make an impact against West Brom.

"First half, we were a little bit stiff, the passing and movement was not so good as usual," Klopp said.

"We can do better and we have to do better but on a night like this when you are not at your best, you need a bit of luck."

Source: AAP

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