(CNN) — Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp directed the praise for history-making referee Stephanie Frappart after her performance in the European Super Cup final.
The Frenchwoman became the first female referee to officiate a major men’s European match, as Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after an entertaining clash had ended 2-2 after extra time.
Frappart, who took charge of their Women’s World Cup final in July, has been supported by an all-female team of supporters: France’s Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neill of the Republic of Ireland.
“I told the ref team following the game that if we would have played as though they whistled, we’d have won 6-0,” Klopp said to Liverpool’s official site. “This was my absolute opinion. They played a game.
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“I informed her too that I am not pleased with the penalty decision because I am not sure that it was a penalty, but it’s not important anymore.”
The German coach was speaking to the punishment granted to Chelsea for a foul on striker Tammy Abraham, which enabled Jorginho to equalize in the 101st minute.
In possibly the game’s only moment of contention, Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian admitted he”touched him” but thought Abraham had been”was searching to get” the punishment.
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“They were really good,” Klopp included of the officers. “Whatever you could have thought before the game, there was pressure on them like hell having an early moment.
“Staying by yourself, staying calm and do what you need to do, decide very essential things in a very hard and extreme match, I couldn’t have more admiration, to be honest. It was actually a brilliant performance.”

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