Jurgen Klopp makes amazing claim: Liverpool’s FA Cup game was cut short for TV

“What I heard was that the actual extra time in the first half should have been 10 minutes”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

The first-half of the fourth round clash was repeatedly held up by VAR referrals with referee Craig Pawson going to the video assistant Andre Marriner on at least three occasions.

The first was to rule out a goal for the Baggies for offside. It then took almost four minutes to assess a penalty decision for a foul on Mohamed Salah.

Joel Matip’s own goal in first-half stoppage time was also queried while Alan Pardew’s side also suffered injuries to Kieran Gibbs and Hal Robson-Kanu, who both needed lengthy treatment.

Liverpool face Huddersfield tonight, and Klopp added: “Look every time we discuss something it is like, ‘Yes but we take the money from TV’.

“The most important thing is the players and the game. That is how it is. All the rest we can deal with. I think a little bit more common sense would make sense.

“We cannot always use the excuse, ‘Yes but we take the money’. We deliver a fantastic product and it is not that television will not earn.”

Klopp will see Moss again on Sunday as he will be in charge of the clash with Tottenham at Wembley.

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