Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed dissatisfaction with some decisions of referee Mike Dean, in the challenge against Burnley that his team won 2-0. Germany is of the opinion that Premier League officials need to change some rules of the game, to protect players during the wrong interventions that occur during matches.
Prior to the start of the new Premier League season, according to the new rules, the referees have been advised not to stop the game for interventions that are not considered "serious". However, the definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation and is not clear.
In the match against Burnley, referee Mike Dean did not award any yellow cards. This, despite the fact that Burnley players caused a full 12 wrong interventions to the detriment of "The Reds". The fouls caused by Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood seem to have frustrated Klopp, who stated to the media:
"If you like that thing, watch wrestling. We must always be ready for a real "war", as we were today. You saw Barnes and Wood clash with Virgil and Joel Matip. I am not 100% sure if the arbitrators are making the right decision. It seems to me as if we are going back 10-15 years. "The rules are as they are, but you can't defend that."
Germany also added:
"I like the decisions that favor the attacking team, I am fine with that. But, we have to protect our players. We can not ignore this. In many moments we played a brilliant game, even without scoring a goal. At other times we had to fight extremely hard. We won and no one was injured. "
Meanwhile, Burnley coach Sean Dyche said he liked the new rules of Premier League. Despite this, Dyche had his contradictions regarding the decisions of Mike Dean, which in some cases he considered unfair, saying that they favored "The Reds".