Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken up about how VAR is not working in the Premier League during a UEFA coaches’ conference.
A host of leading European managers attended the summit at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, including Klopp and Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola.
And it presented an opportunity for managers to have their say after another controversial weekend in the English top flight.
Guardiola was left fuming after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat to title rivals Liverpool on Sunday, with his side having two big penalty appeals rejected.
And while Klopp benefited from those decisions, the German coach insisted at Monday’s summit that the use of VAR has to improve in the Premier League.
A point he said he and Guardiola agreed on after a discussion following Sunday’s game.
As quoted by The Sun, Klopp said at the UEFA meeting: “VAR can be improved, it can.
“It will never be 100 per cent accurate, everybody knows that. But there are a couple of things that are not right.
“With VAR, handball, offside, it is clear we have to keep on improving.
“There were good ideas from UEFA [about] how we can sort things from the referees, so everybody is in on it.
“There is still space for mistakes. These things are done by human beings and none of us is perfect. Nobody is asking for perfection, you just want to have the right decisions.”
Klopp also voiced his concerns over the increasingly-crowded fixture programme, saying: “The discussions on that are really important and we have to start them.”
Also attending the summit were managers including Arsenal’s Unai Emery, former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, and Paris-Saint Germain’s Thomas Tuchel.
Published at Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:34:53 +0000