Jurgen Klopp believes “obvious refereeing decisions” cost Liverpool in the Premier League title race with Manchester City last season.
Liverpool failed to defend their Premier League title last season as they finished just a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side.
However, Klopp believes numerous decisions made by referees have helped Liverpool lag behind their rivals.
“I have no problems with someone from City. They deserve it as much as we deserve it,” Klopp said in an interview with Sport 1.
“What comes up at a moment like that – a few things have happened throughout the season when a few things have gone against us, so I’ve been thinking about that [final] let’s hope it won’t be decisive in the end.
“And then you forget about it and don’t think about it. There were really blatant referee decisions. You keep thinking, what went in our favor?
“Without club glasses. Once we were lucky not to get a penalty against us. But we were already 2-0 up. Then nothing.
“And against us? Clear handball penalties, no penalties. Clear red cards were not given against us, so for the opponent. That’s coming at this moment. It’s human to think for a moment. But I don’t carry that around with me for long.
“No matter how Manchester City got the result, I accepted it – it’s deserved. And vice versa as well.
“And I can say: Today I would be sitting here and wouldn’t feel any different if I had won the championship and won the Champions League for the second time.”
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