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Jurgen Klopp reacts to Marcus Rashford's goal against Liverpool


Jurgen Klopp reacts to Marcus Rashfords goal against Liverpool

Klopp not pleased with VAR outcome vs Man United

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he was surprised that Marcus Rashford's goal was not overruled by the VAR during his side's 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Reds were the dominant side against United in the Premier League contest but they went behind against the run of play with Marcus Rashford scoring from a brilliant cross from Daniel James in the 36th minute.

In the lead up to that goal, Victor Lindelof had made some contact with Divock Origi's left leg but VAR decided against overruling Rashford's strike, given it was not a clear mistake by the referee.

Speaking after the game, Klopp admitted that he was 100 percent sure that the goal would be cancelled and he was surprised in the end with the eventual VAR decision.

"I calmed everyone down because I knew immediately. They scored the goal and Mr Atkinson immediately signalled VAR," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports

"My coaches were already on their toes but I was 100 per cent sure VAR would overrule it but then we have the problem. I was so surprised afterwards, I couldn't be angry."

The Reds were eventually able to share the spoils after a late goal from Adam Lallana off the bench and Klopp would no doubt regard the game as a missed opportunity to secure a win over their arch-rivals.

Liverpool are currently six points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the standings. United, meanwhile, continue to remain in the 13th spot and are seven points adrift of the Champions League places.