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Emile Heskey: Klopp Wrong To Ask For Tottenham v Liverpool Replay

It’s the biggest story in football; should there be a Tottenham v Liverpool replay after Luis Diaz’s goal was incorrectly ruled offside?

Speaking to BoyleSports, Liverpool and England legend Emile Heskey believes that Liverpool would have gone on to have beaten Tottenham had the goal stood. However, he doesn’t think the game should be replayed.

Read his opinion on the controversial incident below plus his analysis on young star Ryan Gravenberch and a Brighton v Liverpool prediction.

Heskey On The Spurs v Liverpool Controversy

I don’t think the Tottenham game should be replayed. It’s over now, and before we had VAR, we’d just accept bad decisions and move on. What I would say, though, is that what happened against Tottenham was a communication error.

VAR is there to bring things to your attention, but human error remains. The officials said it was a goal, but for some reason, the communication didn’t filter through properly – at least to my understanding.

It was a human error, but I don’t see the game being replayed, as frustrating as the decision was.

How Would The Game Have Played Out If The Diaz Goal Stood?

We’ll never know what would’ve happened if the Diaz goal had counted. You’d like to think that Liverpool would see the game out, but it’s difficult to say what would or could have happened.

Liverpool are a very positive team and when their tails are up, they go for the kill. The goal was onside, and things like that take the wind out of your sails. I think Liverpool would’ve been deadly and finished Spurs off.

I’d Like To See More of Gravenberch

I liked Ryan Gravenberch’s performance against Union Saint-Gilloise. He’s a really good driving midfielder who likes to take players on and makes a lot of runs forward.

He’s really positive and has Endo sitting behind to cover him. I’d like to see more of Gravenberch.

 I thought Liverpool were good, but they were lucky that Union Saint Gilliose didn’t have a very clinical striker on hand. They certainly created chances, yet they were unable to take them.

I’d say Liverpool looked quite comfortable, though, and their game plan seemed to revolve around being patient and waiting for spaces to open. Overall, I was pleased.

Heskey’s Brighton v Liverpool Prediction

I think Liverpool will beat Brighton 2-1. It’ll be a tough game as Brighton are a very good side at home.

They’re fantastic movers of the ball and they have such a good understanding of their pressing triggers.

They really are phenomenal, and the Liverpool game will be interesting as they figure out how to exploit them. Brighton are so good in possession, and Liverpool will be looking to exploit them both in and out of possession.

Emile Heskey’s Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Liverpool

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