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West Brom boss Allardyce slams referees after Liverpool loss: Klopp got away with one!

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce was not happy with the officials following Sunday's loss to Liverpool.

The Baggies went down 2-1 thanks to a spectacular last-gasp header from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

But Allardyce was aggrieved that Albion defender Kyle Bartley had a goal chalked off for offside by VAR in the second-half.

Speaking after the game, Allardyce said, via the Express & Star: "You turn to VAR and ask why on earth was that disallowed?

"If down at Stockley Park they said that's right then that's nonsense.

"If they say the referee or the linesman disallowed that goal it's a disgrace. There is no interference with the goalkeeper whatsoever. It's baffling."

He added: "Liverpool had a free-kick which shouldn't have been a free-kick and should have been a drop ball.

"If we are to get anything from Liverpool we needed a bit of luck and nothing from VAR or the officials and unfortunately we got that.

"[The referee] is supposed to know the rules. He got that wrong.

"I can only point out to say how disappointed I am that an experienced referee can make a mistake like that.

"The other goal is beyond belief. It's absolutely diabolical."

On Alisson's goal, Allardyce said: "Our disappointment is us allowing their goalkeeper to get the winner after we switched off.

"It's difficult to take because we did exceptionally well against Liverpool by shutting them down and not letting them do what they want. We frustrated them.

"I think Jurgen Klopp knows he has gotten away with one."

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