Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans were less than impressed on Sunday afternoon.
They had fallen behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race following a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but that did not tell the whole story of the match.
The Reds ended the match with ten men after Andy Robertson’s reckless challenge on Emerson Royal.
Klopp admitted it was a fair red card saying: “We can give Robbo a red card, it’s not the smartest challenge of his life, that’s how it is.”
But the Liverpool boss went on to the pitch to confront referee Paul Tierney after two other decisions went against his team.
Diogo Jota was denied a penalty in the first half after what appeared to be a foul by Emerson, and Harry Kane was only shown a yellow card for a lunging sliding tackle on Robertson, also in the first half.
Klopp added: “That’s [ Kane on Robertson] definitely a red card, no doubt about that.
“Mr Tierney told me he thinks Diogo stops on purpose because he wants the foul. First and foremost if you want to shoot you have to stop because he cannot run and shoot in the same moment.”
After the game Klopp was heard by the Sky Sports cameras telling Tierney: “I have no problems with any referees. Only you.”
And it will not be long before the two are involved in a match again.
That is because Tierney will be the VAR referee for Liverpool’s trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday, January 2.
It is a Premier League decision that is sure to enrage Klopp, and has also got the Liverpool supporters talking.
As you can see from the Twitter comments above, the Reds supporters are less than impressed with the refereeing appointment. Many had been suggesting that Tierney should not referee a Liverpool game again this season.
Klopp will not face any punishment for his outburst on the pitch in N17 at Tierney.