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07th Nov 2021

Jurgen Klopp insists it makes ‘no sense’ how West Ham’s first goal wasn’t a foul on Alisson

Daniel Brown

“It really makes no sense”

Jurgen Klopp claims it “really makes no sense” how West Ham’s opening goal in their win against Liverpool wasn’t a foul on Alisson Becker.

The Hammers ended the Reds’ 25-game unbeaten run on Sunday after securing all three points in an entertaining 3-2 clash at the London Stadium.

An Alisson own-goal gave the home side the lead in the fourth minute, before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a spectacular free-kick to level proceedings.

Despite this, David Moyes’ men scored twice in the second-half through Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma to move up to third in the Premier League table.

Divock Origi – who came on as a substitute – scored in the 83rd minute, but Klopp’s side weren’t able to find an equaliser.

There was some controversy surrounding the Irons’ first goal, with a VAR check needed to determine whether or not the Liverpool goalkeeper had been fouled before palming the ball into his own net from a West Ham corner.

The goal stood, leading to Klopp venting his frustration following the full-time whistle.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the German said: “Some situations, I think, have to go a another way.”

“The goals they score, I think the first one is a foul on the goalkeeper, I don’t know exactly what players have to do for it to not be a foul against the goalkeeper.

“The arm goes against Alisson’s arm, so how can he catch a ball when somebody pulls his arm away? It really makes no sense.”

The defeat is the Reds’ first in the Premier League this campaign, having now won six, drawn four and lost one of their opening 11 fixtures.

It also sees West Ham move above them into third position heading into the international break.

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