Jurgen Klopp upset by crucial decision in Liverpool's draw at Tottenham

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Two crucial moments in Liverpool's game at White Hart Lane denied the Reds the chance to take all three points from Tottenham, as Jurgen Klopp's men were forced to settle for a draw.

A late first-half strike from the spot for James Milner gave the visitors the lead, however, Danny Rose's close-range finish was enough to secure a point for Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs.

But while it is a certain improvement on last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Burnley, Klopp was not ready to accept the point without questioning two of the referee Robert Madley's decisions.


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It had appeared Liverpool were to start the second half where they left off at the end of the first, when Sadio Mane had the ball in the net, only to be ruled offside. However, replays seemed to show that Adam Lallana, who played the ball in for Mane, was, in fact, onside - much to the dismay of Klopp.

Reacting to Mane's effort, the German said: "Was it [onside]? Oh my god! What can I say? It was a wonderful goal, brilliant play. So it's not too cool."

But it wasn't the only moment in the game that Klopp felt his side could have won it; firmly believing his side should have had a second penalty when Jan Vertonghen appeared to haul Joel Matip to the ground.

"It's a penalty," said Klopp. "I don't know why you stop the game unless it's a penalty.


"I still feel a little disappointed. When we play like this, we could have won the game. One mistake, one goal.

"We were flexible in offensive defending. Wish we would have won it, but we have to accept the point. We showed we can be really good."

Liverpool will have the chance to secure their first win, since the opening day of the season, when they return to their newly-refurbished home, facing current Premier League champions Leicester City at Anfield in their first home fixture of the campaign.

But before then, with an international break looming, Klopp will be looking to tighten up a defence that saw James Milner stand in at left-back, ahead of natural choice Alberto Moreno, who was benched against Spurs on Saturday.

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