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Watch: Jurgen Klopp Condemns Influence Of 'Self-Interested' Linesman

Watch: Jurgen Klopp Condemns Influence Of 'Self-Interested' Linesman

The post-match comments of Jurgen Klopp have become something of a cottage industry in entertainment themselves this season.

Never more willing to unleash the occasionally unattractive elements of his personality when he believes Liverpool have been wronged, the German once again chose to chastise the officials for their role in Harry Kane's late equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking to Geoff Shreeves of Sky Sports, Klopp believed that the late, late penalty awarded to Spurs was a product of the linesman's desire to be of "interest" to the watching public.

Although Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and former referee Dermot Gallagher came to the conclusion that Virgil van Dijk had fouled Erik Lamela and the penalty was just, Klopp's understanding of the event veered closer toward the 'he was looking for it' school of thought.

To be fair to the German, he did concede that the Dutch defender had collided with the Spurs substitute, he believed that the general pace and physical allowances dictated by the referee before this point left this decision looking out of kilter.

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Of the initial penalty that Kane missed when Spurs were offered an opportunity to go 2-1 ahead late on the game, Klopp's claim that Kane was offside was correct. However, as he will surely understand when viewing the incident in hindsight, the general assessment amongst the pundits, Gallagher and the referee and his officials, Dejan Lovren's miscued clearance rendered Kane's positioning void.

You can watch all of Klopp's post-match comments below.

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