Jurgen Klopp roars at linesman in OTT celebration after Liverpool score winner against Bournemouth – The Sun

JURGEN KLOPP let match officials know just how he felt after Sadio Mane's winner against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Liverpool came from a goal down to beat the Cherries 2-1 at Anfield and move to just three wins from the title.

It was a nervy start on Saturday lunchtime after Callum Wilson gave the visitors the lead in controversial fashion.

The Bournemouth forward seemed to have pushed Joe Gomez in the build-up to his ninth-minute strike in front of the Kop.

But referee Paul Tierney waved away Liverpool protests and so, too, did VAR much to everybody's surprise.

Liverpool boss Klopp was furious with the decision to let the goal stand but urged his side to come roaring back.

The Reds fought back with goals from Mo Salah and Mane to earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory and get back to winning ways.

Klopp was so relieved to see his side take the lead that he let out a huge roar in the direction of the linesman nearest his dugout.

One social media user said: "Wow. Klopp to the linesman after Liverpool take the lead. Feels the need to celebrate aggressively in the face of the linesman because Bournemouth’s goal wasn’t disallowed."

Another one added: "Carlo Ancelotti got fined 8 bags for asking the referee a question last week but you can bet Juergen Klopp won’t get anything for screaming in the linesman face."

The German's joy was clear to see at full-time as he performed his trademark fist pumps in front of the Kop.

"Yes, that happened," Klopp said of the incident with the officials.

"Would I do it now? No. But in the moment I just don’t understand how that could be a goal.

"This shows the problem of VAR that still exists – it’s not a system, it’s a human being and the rules. Does anybody in the room think it was not a foul? So it was a foul. Ah.

“Touch was enough to make Joe struggle, it’s a foul, nothing else. They scored a goal in next situation, the ref lets it run so that’s why we have VAR so they can have a look.

"VAR made really difficult decisions in two games on the same match day the other week. So how it is possible somebody sits there and doesn’t see it?

“Mike Dean [the fourth official] I’m sure saw it was a foul, but it’s not his job to intervene anymore. It’s VAR. And then VAR hides behind the phrase ‘clear and obvious’.

“It makes no sense. It’s a foul, it’s a foul. If it’s no foul, it’s not problem. But when it’s that clear, nobody felt comfortable about that. Not the ref, nobody. Everybody knew something happened here which is not okay. That should be easy to sort with someone watching it on a screen.

“I understand 100 per cent Bournemouth sees it different, but it was a clear, clear foul. Arms like this is not possible in that situation.

“Yes I celebrated in that direction, I’m not happy about it, but I didn’t say anything while I was celebrating.”

Liverpool had lost three of their last four games in all competitions and needed victory on Saturday to steady the ship.

They face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday looking to overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit.

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