Jurgen Klopp has said he “can’t wait” for a player to score with his armpit after Patrick Bamford’s controversial goal against Crystal Palace.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side suffered a 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League.
The game, however, once again raised a major VAR talking point as United striker Bamford saw a leveling goal after Scott Dann’s opener ruled out for offside.
Leeds put together a well-worked move that left Bamford on goal before lifting the ball past hurried goalscorer Vicente Guaita.
VAR manager Mike Dean intervened after visiting celebrations with reruns suggesting the attacker’s upper arm was in an offside position when the ball was played.
The rules state that if a player’s shirt sleeve is considered beyond the last defender, then a goal must not stand.
The decision sparked debate as Bielsa’s side continued to lose to pundits and south London fans criticizing the decision.
Liverpool boss Klopp now has his say in the use of technology, after his team saw a handball penalty imposed on Reds defender Joe Gomez in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City Sunday.
“Handball, offside, armpit, all that stuff – I don’t know why we talk about it all the time and not the people who can really make a difference talk about it a lot more,” Klopp said.
“They could do it and are the only people in the world who think it’s exactly like that, and only we are the ones who think it’s not right like that.”
“I can’t say anything about this specific [Joe Gomez] handball situation but I saw the [Patrick] Bamford armpit and it reminded me a lot of Bobby Firmino armpit at Aston Villa [last season].
“I can’t wait for the first time a player scores an armpit goal – I don’t know how it works but I can’t wait. “