BT deny Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's claim over FA Cup extra time

Liverpool West Brom FA Cup

GETTYCraig Pawson turned to VAR during Liverpool's clash against West Brom in the FA Cup

The Reds boss suggested that the extensive delays to review decisions were not compensated for properly by stoppage time - and TV scheduling is to blame.

However, the match was dominated by VAR controversies, with three major incidents in the first-half investigated by referee Craig Pawson, each taking a considerable time to come to a conclusion.

Rodriguez scored after seven minutes at Anfield to cancel out Roberto Firmino's opener for the home side, and struck again four minutes later to give the Baggies the lead.

"I heard that television said it's not longer than four minutes". And in this case, I fully agree, there is now room for improvement because some of the decisions are taking too long to review.

"Of course that's not possible: you can not cut match time because there is something else to broadcast". I don't know what was afterwards, maybe the news or something.

"It is not a big one but it is how it is when you have a long injury". It will not happen often but, if it happens, everyone wants to see the game and not people standing around while someone makes a decision. "We will have to get used to it if it's going to be coming into the game", he said.

"VAR used correctly will add to the game".

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However, BT Sport responded to the comments by saying they have no influence whatsoever in determining the length of a match.

As for VAR, it's evident the system can cause lengthy delays to matches, but it was only it's sixth use in English football-it's still in a trial period and teething problems are to be expected, and delays will likely be reduced as the use of it is refined.

The Liverpool manager claims he was informed by fourth official Jon Moss that BT Sport, who televised the match in the United Kingdom, were responsible for the minimal added time in the 3-2 defeat.

According to Maddock, a spokesman for BT denied Klopp's suggestion and said the company has no power over added time given by the officials.

"Broadcasters are not involved in the process".

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