Jurgen Klopp delivers sarcastic response over Patrick Bamford's controversial disallowed Leeds United goal

The Reds boss discussed VAR after his sides draw with Manchester City this weekend.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:51 pm
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp. (Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has said he "can't wait" for a player to score with his armpit following Patrick Bamford's controversial disallowed goal against Crystal Palace.

Marcelo Bielsa's side fell to a 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon in Premier League action.

The game, though, threw up a major VAR talking point once more as United striker Bamford saw a levelling goal following Scott Dann's opener ruled out for offside.

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Leeds put together a well-worked move which left Bamford in on goal before he lifted the ball past onrushing stopper Vicente Guaita.

VAR official Mike Dean intervened after visiting celebrations with replays suggesting the top of the striker's arm was in an offside position when the ball was played.

Rules state that if the shirtsleeve of a player is deemed beyond the last defender then a goal must not stand.

The decision caused debate as Bielsa's side went on to lose in south London pundits and fans criticising the ruling.

Liverpool boss Klopp has now had his say over the use of technology, after his side saw a penalty given for a handball on Reds defender Joe Gomez in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

"Handball, offside, armpit, all these kinds of things – I don’t know why we constantly talk about it and not people who can really make a difference talk about it much more," Klopp said.

"They might do it and are the only people in the world who think it’s exactly right like it is, and only us are the ones who think it’s not right like it is.

"I can’t say anything about this specific [Joe Gomez] handball situation but I saw yesterday the [Patrick] Bamford armpit and it reminded me a lot of the Bobby Firmino armpit at Aston Villa [last season].

"I can’t wait for the first time a player scores a goal with the armpit – I don’t know how that works but I can’t wait."