Raging Klopp booked as Robertson sent off after Kane gets away with horror lunge and Jota denied pen for Liverpool

HARRY KANE somehow escaped a red card against Liverpool in a decision that left fans and Jurgen Klopp fuming.

And Liverpool were later left even angrier after Andy Robertson was sent off for a similar incident.




Tottenham striker Kane, 28, put his side 1-0 up at home to the Reds but moments later could have been heading for an early bath.

But referee Paul Tierney dished out a yellow card to the England captain despite his studs-up challenge which caught Robertson's shin.

VAR watched replays of the incident but decided there was not enough intentsity in the tackle or enough contact made due to Robertson lifting up his leg – so Kane stayed on the pitch.

That incensed Liverpool boss Klopp who almost got sent to the stands for his reactions.

His initial protests led Tierney to brandish his yellow card once again, which was met with a mocking bow from the German.

The Tottenham crowd called for Klopp to be shown a red but Tierney showed mercy and allowed the German to remain on the touchline.

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Jamie Redknapp said of the Kabe tackle on Sky Sports: "Red card. Reckless and out of control.

"Sometimes the reputation of being England captain helps you because that is a really late challenge.

"He's just lucky Robertson's foot's not on the floor. He just gets out of the way in time.

"He's over the top of the ball, it's high, he's lucky."

And Klopp and Liverpool would have felt further aggrieved after Robertson was dismissed for a reckless tackle of his own late into the game.

Tierney first booked the Scot for his aggressive swipe on Emerson Royal – but VAR told him to consult the pitchside monitor and the ref changed his punishment to a red.

JOTA PEN DECISION

There was more drama in the first-half when Liverpool were denied a penalty.

Goalscorer of Liverpool's equaliser Diogo Jota was bundled over from behind in the box by Emerson Royal but Tierney waved play on, much to the bemusement of fans watching on.

VAR once again reviewed the incident but deemed it not to be a clear and obvious error from Tierney.

That shocked Sky Sports' pundit Jamie Carragher, who said of the incident: "It's a blatant penalty.

"There was eight penalties last week, whether referees have thought this week we're not giving them, there's got to be something big.

"We went too far last season the other way, it was just a touch and it's a penalty. We've come away from that."

Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett wrote on Twitter: "How can Harry Kane stay on the pitch after that reckless challenge that endangered the safety of an opponent.

"Excessive force. Serious Foul Play challenge RED CARD – another refereeing error."

One fan tweeted: "How is he reviewing Robertson's for a red and not Kane's…..Game is gone."

Another added: "I think that’s a red for Robertson but the problem is where is the consistency? Harry Kane should have been sent off too."

And Matt Le Tissier said: "How does Jota not get a penalty there?"

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