Jurgen Klopp was pleased with the punishment decision that helped Napoli into a 2-0 win on his Liverpool side.
Jose Callejon went from Andrew Robertson below stress in the Liverpool box, however, the referee gave a spot-kick, along with also the VAR officer chose against the decision.
That enabled the scoring to start in a match Liverpool had been mostly cozy in, and in the dying moments, they added another goal to seal victory.
“For me personally it’s very clear and obvious, no penalty, because Callejon jumps until he’s any contact,” Klopp said. “But we can’t alter that so we have to be crucial . We did well in lots of seconds, we played with lots of great football but we didn’t end off.
“In the second half we had this wild game, we had been operating, they had been running. They have killed everybody on the pitch, began controlling and then we’ve conceded a penalty.
“Of course that doesn’t help and I’ve seen it today, I don’t think that is a punishment.”
Klopp was unhappy with his misfiring line, whose link-up play was far below their normal standard and forced only two saves out of Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret across the 90 minutes.
“We controlled it in moments, but we had not enough chances in the end,” Klopp said. “What you saw was lots of respect from either side, we equally defended well and each ball we lost, or else they lost, was instantly a hazard.
“The last ball is the toughest ball anyway, and if you’re not at the perfect situation it is even harder. And so there were moments when we should have done , for sure.”