Manchester United played a 1-1 draw against the Reds at Old Trafford but there were some controversial moments during the game.
The Red Devils took the lead via Marcus Rashford’s effort in the 36th minute despite huge protests from United players.
The centre referee Atkinson had to consult the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for a possible foul before the goal but he found no wrongdoing from United players even when Origi was brought down by Lindelof in the build-up to the goal.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp — who led the team to last season’s Champions League trophy — was obviously furious with the decision and he condemned the officiating during his post-match conference.
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“I calmed everyone down because I knew immediately. They scored the goal and Mr. Atkinson immediately signaled VAR,”
“My coaches were already on their toes but I was 100 percent sure VAR would overrule it but then we have the problem. I was so surprised afterwards, I couldn’t be angry.”
However, his players managed to secure a point from the game as Adam Lallana found the back of the net in the 85th minute.
The Reds still maintain their spot at the top of the log but their 16-match winning streak was brought to an end.