Liverpool boss Klopp: Did the ref have something against Mane?

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took aim at ref Felix Brych after their 3-1 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

The Reds have it all to do to keep their European dream alive after falling to a 3-1 loss in the Spanish capital following a brace from Vinicius Junior and a goal from Marco Asensio.

And following the final whistle, a furious Klopp accused his German compatriot Brych of making "personal decisions" against his forward Sadio Mane.

Klopp was particularly frustrated after Mane appeared to be hauled down near Madrid's penalty area by Lucas Vazquez, who was the last man, only for the referee to wave play on.

And just 27 seconds later, Madrid went 2-0 up on the night through Asensio, who kept his composure to chip the ball over Alisson and put it into an empty Liverpool goal.

"The situation with Sadio, I'm not sure what the ref did tonight," Klopp said. "It seemed like it was sort of personal.

"I told him after the game, I just thought he was unfair with Sadio. He didn't lose us the game but you need just an OK ref."