Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp decided not to celebrate his team's goals immediately after scoring the goal due to the intervention of the assistant video referee (Var), after canceling a goal for Sadio Mane for offside during the 2-0 victory over Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Mane thought he scored the second goal for Liverpool from a perfect header, after Mohamed Salah opened the score, but the video ruling canceled the goal due to a slight infiltration by the Senegalese striker.
"I no longer celebrate the goals because you are waiting until someone decides if he's a target," Klopp told reporters.
"At the 2-0 lead, I was not very busy and had no evidence if (Mane) was offside. I didn't see that," the German coach added.
Klopp on the goal of canceled Mane 🎤
The video referencing system has become controversial in recent months, and UEFA President Alexander Chevron said last week he had changed the identity of the game.
Thanks to Salah's double, Liverpool moved away from the top 10 points behind Leicester City, who drew 1-1 with Norwich City.
Dutch midfielder Jorginho Vinaldam - who suffered a muscle injury on Saturday - joined the Liverpool squad of twenty players to participate in the Club World Cup in Qatar.
The European champion will meet Mexico's Monterrey in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Defender Diane Leuven did not join the squad after suffering a match against Club Bruges in the Champions League last week.