Jurgen Klopp reacts to ‘VAR forgetting rules’ and any further Everton punishment

Jurgen Klopp has revealed whether he has had any response to Liverpool’s questioning of the use of VAR in the Merseyside Derby or whether Everton will receive further punishment.

An entertaining 2-2 draw was overshadowed by a serious injury to Virgil van Dijk after a rash Jordan Pickford challenge, as well Richarlison’s horror tackle on Thiago Alcantara which has also left him crocked.

After the match, Liverpool demanded answers from VAR for their use during the game, with an injury time winner also chalked off in controversial fashion.

However, Klopp admits that he is yet to hear back from those involved.

"No, if anything has come back, it hasn't come back to me,” he responded when asked for an update.

Meanwhile, the German also revealed that it doesn’t look like any retrospective action will be taken against Everton, despite the injuries to Van Dijk and Thiago as a direct result of poor challenges.

“The ref doesn't see it, Oliver, an excellent ref but he had the best view,” Klopp went on. “Then VAR forgets the rules.

“As a human I don't want to see Everton players punished, but we all agree if you do something wrong, you have to deal with consequences. Right now it's only 2, Virgil & Thiago.”

Reds midfielder Gini Wijnaldum admitted that he and his team-mates were still coming to terms with the result and the setbacks ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League opener with Ajax.

“The way it happened was really hard for us,” said Wijnaldum. “Everyone still has a really bad feeling about it.

“When we were speaking with the players after Saturday, none of them had slept because of what happened with Virgil and, as I said, the way it happened.

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“It is really hard, a hard one to take and also a hard one for the team. Since he came in we had really good results, so it is quite normal that people say it but it is up to us to show that we can still put in good performances without Virgil.

“It is a situation that we didn’t deal with before but that is what we have to do right now.”

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