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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that he had changed his mind about VAR after seeing his involvement in his team’s 1-1 draw with Midtjylland.
The Reds were denied a winner at the last gasp by video assistants against their Danish opponents on Wednesday.
In fact, the subsequent handball sentence against substitute Sadio Mane came after the VAR had faced them again and saved them.
Overall, the three incidents in the second half amounted to more than eight minutes of detention time.
When asked about the decision to rule out Takumi Minamino’s goal at the end, Klopp told reporters (via Twitter) who felt more frustrated when making decisions.
“I haven’t seen it back, but it took too long and it was very cold. It’s very difficult, ”said the coach.
“I used to be one of the people who said that VAR is a good idea, but I’m not sure I’ll say that again.”
Fortunately for Liverpool there was nothing at stake in the Champions League game; the Reds had already secured first place in Group D, with their hosts in the background.
As such, Klopp got a chance to rotate, and the youngsters made some of the headlines.
Midfielder Leighton Clarkson made his Champions League debut and defense Billy koumetio He arrived as the youngest player of the club in the competition.
Klopp greets Liverpool youth
Asked about the duo, the german coach He said: “It’s wonderful to have your first Champions League game, but a career is about how many you will have.
“We let them have the experience without making it too big. Both boys have a lot to learn, but they are very skilled.
“They helped us a lot since we were able to rest other players. It was a great night for both of us. I am grateful that they are already as good as they are. “
However, Liverpool ended up attracting its biggest stars in search of a winner. In addition to Mane, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino were all substitutes in the second half.
Fabinho and Mohamed Salah, meanwhile, started the game, with the former replacing Koumetio at half-time.
“You can make changes but you need some key positions. That’s why Fabinho played and the decision for Mo, who looked good and that’s why we didn’t take him out. He had no problems, ”Klopp said.
Liverpool will return to action on Sunday when they face Fulham in a Premier League match.
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