‘I promise not to mention tactical fouls’ – Klopp bites back at Guardiola’s ‘diving’ comments aimed at Mane – Goal India
The Reds boss could not assist responding because the disagreement continues forward of their big Premier League conflict on Sunday
Jurgen Klopp has satirically promised “to not point out tactical fouls” in response to Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola’s current feedback concerning Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.
Guardiola ramped up tensions between the 2 groups forward of Sunday’s top-of-the-table conflict by accusing Mane going to floor too simply.
The Senegal ahead was booked for simulation after happening underneath a problem by Frederic Guilbert throughout Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Aston Villa.
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Guardiola informed BBC Sport: “Typically he’s diving, typically he has this expertise to attain unimaginable objectives within the final minute. He is a expertise.”
Mane would go on to attain a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Villa 2-1 to keep up their six-point benefit over Metropolis, who themselves scored two late objectives in a come-from-behind 2-1 win at house to Southampton.
Klopp has since defended Mane following Guardiola’s accusation, insisting that contact was made on the 27-year-old contained in the field and he was “100 per cent certain” that Metropolis would name for a penalty in an identical state of affairs.
The German was initially reluctant to talk additional about his home title rivals however couldn’t resist having a dig on the Metropolis boss, suggesting the Premier League champions use tactical fouls to realize a bonus over their opponents.
“I’m not certain if Pep spoke in that second about Sadio or the group – each just isn’t too good to be sincere,” Klopp informed reporters at a information convention.
“Anyone confirmed it to me as a result of I needed to see it as everyone informed me about it…I couldn’t actually consider it to be sincere. Then I noticed it.
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“I’m not too certain if I need to put oil on the hearth. I’m not curious about these type of issues. And I promise to not point out tactical fouls.”
Either side are in Champions League motion in midweek forward of their assembly at Anfield.
Liverpool tackle Belgian facet Genk on Tuesday whereas Metropolis can safe their place within the knockout phases with a victory away at Italian facet Atalanta on Wednesday.