Jurgen Klopp unhappy with Napoli penalty call in Liverpool defeat

Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the punishment decision that helped Napoli to a 2-0 triumph on his Liverpool side.
Jose Callejon went down below minimum pressure in the Liverpool box but the well-placed runner gave a spot-kick, along with the VAR official decided against the choice.
That allowed the scoring to open at a match Liverpool had been mostly comfy, from 12 yards in, and they added another goal to seal victory.
“For me personally it is very clear and clear, no punishment, because Callejon jumps before he’s any contact,” Klopp said. “However, we cannot alter that we need to be crucial . We did in lots of minutes, we played with with a lot of great football but we didn’t finish off.
“In the second half we had this wild game, we had been operating, they were still running. They have killed everybody on the pitch, and began controlling and then we’ve conceded a penalty.
“Obviously that does not help and I have seen it now, I don’t think that is a punishment.”
Klopp was also unhappy with his misfiring ahead, whose link-up drama pressured only two actual saves out of Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret around the 90 minutes and was way below their normal standard.
“We controlled it in moments, but we’d not enough opportunities in the long run,” Klopp said. “What you saw was a lot of respect from either side, we equally defended well and every ball we dropped, or they dropped, was immediately a threat.
“The last ball has become easily the toughest ball anyway, and if you’re not in the perfect circumstances it is even harder. And so there were moments when we should have done better, for certain.”

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