What Jurgen Klopp told referee Stephanie Frappart about Chelsea penalty decision
The German was very complementary of the all-female refereeing team but disputed Chelsea's penalty award
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Jurgen Klopp was not impressed with the penalty decision awarded to Chelsea in Wednesday night’s UEFA Super Cup – but heaped praise on the all-female officiating team.
Tammy Abraham went down under a challenge from Adrian in the first half of extra time and referee Frappart swiftly pointed to the spot before brief consultation with VAR.
Klopp felt aggrieved at the penalty decision but was full of praise for the officials who performed superbly on the night.
He said: “I told the ref team after the game that if we would have played as they whistled, we would have won 6-0. That was my absolute opinion.
“They played a brilliant game. I told her as well that I am not happy with the penalty decision because I’m still not sure that it was a penalty, but it’s not important anymore. They were really good.
“Whatever you could have thought before the game, there was pressure on them like hell with a historic moment.
“Staying by yourself, stay calm and do what you have to do, decide very important things in a very difficult and intense game, I couldn’t have more respect, to be honest. It was a really brilliant performance.”
Olivier Giroud ‘s first-half opener was canceled out by Sadio Mane early in the second which took the sides into extra-time.
Mane put Liverpool ahead in the 95th minute only for Jorginho to level from the spot, forcing the shootout which the Reds went on to win.
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