Jürgen Klopp claims Liverpool FA Cup tie was cut short on broadcaster’s orders

• Manager says TV wanted no more than four minutes’ stoppage time
• BT Sport denies claim and says it has no influence on the decision

Jürgen Klopp has alleged Liverpool’s FA Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion was cut short by six minutes on the orders of broadcasters.

Liverpool’s fourth-round defeat on Saturday was frequently interrupted by the referee Craig Pawson’s use of VAR. The match official used the review system on eight separate occasions and, in the first half alone, employed VAR to disallow an Albion goal, award a penalty to Liverpool and allow the visitors’ third goal.

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