The Frenchwoman turned the primary feminine referee to officiate a serious males’s European match, as Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-Four on penalties after an entertaining conflict had ended 2-2 after additional time.
“I instructed the ref crew after the sport that if we might have performed like they whistled, we might have received 6-Zero,” Klopp mentioned to Liverpool’s official web site. “That was my absolute opinion. They performed a superb recreation.
“I instructed her as effectively that I’m not proud of the penalty choice as a result of I am nonetheless unsure that it was a penalty, however it’s not necessary anymore.”
The German coach was referring to the penalty awarded to Chelsea for a foul on striker Tammy Abraham, which allowed Jorginho to equalize within the 101st minute.
In arguably the sport’s solely second of competition, Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian admitted he “touched him” however believed Abraham was “was in search of” the penalty.
“They had been actually good,” Klopp added of the officers. “No matter you might have thought earlier than the sport, there was strain on them like hell with an historic second.
“Staying by your self, staying calm and do what you need to do, resolve essential issues in a really troublesome and intense recreation, I could not have extra respect, to be sincere. It was actually a superb efficiency.”