Jurgen Klopp: I don’t celebrate Liverpool goals due to VAR

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he no longer celebrates when his team scores a goal due to the delay caused by VAR.

Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Watford but VAR overruled a second-half Sadio Mane strike for offside, while there was a long wait before Mohamed Salah’s second goal was awarded.

“I don’t celebrate goals anymore, obviously, because we have to wait until somebody says it is a goal,” he said at a news conference after the game.

Salah’s two goals moved Liverpool 10 points clear at the top of the league after second-place Leicester were held at home to Norwich City.

The Egypt international has scored his last three goals with his weaker right foot and admitted he has been practising in training.

“I’ve been practicing with my right foot,” he told BT Sport afterwards. “I had good luck with the first goal. It was a counter-attack, got a good pass from Sadio, and I think we scored at the right time.

“We played against a tough team. I think they should be in a better position than what they are. Hopefully, we keep winning in the next few games.”

Klopp was also adamant that he knew nothing about reported plans that clubs wanted more Champions League matches.

“I read an article today that the top clubs want more games in the Champions League — I’m not involved in these plans, so that’s absolute bulls— as well,” he added.

“We can talk about everything, but we have to cut off games, not put more in. We are quite positive about doing what we do, but it’s clear we need each point we can get, because it is a tough and long season.”

Liverpool will travel to Qatar next week, where they will look to win the Club World Cup for the first time in their history.

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