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Jurgen Klopp leads praise for history-making referee Stephanie Frappart

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.Follow @cnnsport Frappart, who took charge of the Women's World Cup final in July, was supported by an all-female team of assistants: France's Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill of the Republic of Ireland. "I told the ref team after the game that if we would have played like they whistled, we would have won 6-0," Klopp said to Liverpool's official website. "That was my absolute opinion. They played a brilliant game.READ: 'Adrian!' Klopp hails Liverpool's 'Rocky' in Super Cup winREAD: Equal pay talks between US Soccer and USWNT break down "I told her as well that I am not happy with the penalty decision because I'm still not sure that it was a penalty, but it's not important anymore."The German coach was referring to the penalty awarded to Chelsea for a foul on striker Tammy Abraham, which allowed Jorginho to equalize in the 101st minute.In arguably the game's only moment of contention, Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian admitted he "toucheRead More – Source