Klopp blames referee for injury to Liverpool midfielder


Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has claimed referee Chris Kavanagh didn’t “have the level” of the Carabao Cup final.

Klopp criticized Kavanagh for failing to take action against Chelsea midfielder, Moisés Caicedo, for his tackle on Ryan Gravenberch in his side’s 1-0 win on Sunday.

Gravenberch was taken off just 22 minutes into the game after being caught on the left ankle by Caicedo’s tackle.

Kavanagh waved play on and the incident was not referred to the official by VAR.

“There were two teams fighting very hard, and the referee didn’t have the level of the game,” Klopp said after the 1-0 win.

“It [Caicedo’s challenge] was not even a foul? Then the fourth official explaining we cannot give a card… good idea.

“This situation was obvious for me, everything you need for a card. They did an x-ray [on Gravenberch]. It is not broken, but the ligaments got something.”