Liverpool boss Klopp stands by his clash with Arteta

Liverpool manager Klopp reacted angrily to Mikel Arteta’s demands for action against Sadio Mane.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stands by his clash with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Liverpool defeated Gunners on Saturday night and both managers were involved in a clash following a tussle between Sadio Mane and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Liverpool manager reacted angrily to Mikel Arteta’s demands for action against Sadio Mane. Mikel Arteta also defended his move and Klopp also stood on his attitude.

The Reds boss told reporters in his post-match press conference, “Actually it was not really a big deal but I have told all the other (media) so I have to tell you as well.

“The situation is that it was a completely clean situation, nothing happened. Two players jumped in the air, no-one touched each other like a foul and the bench for Arsenal is going for whatever.

“So I just asked ‘what do you want for that?’ There was no contact and it looks like everyone wants a yellow card [for Mane] and for me I am really sick of these situations where everyone tries to go for Sadio in these moments.

“He is a physical player, obviously, but he doesn’t do harsh fouls. You might remember last year against Atletico Madrid, he was taken completely out of the game and he never did anything. He got a yellow card and then the ref was like this…against Atletico Madrid, we had to take him off (in 2020) and it’s just that was the situation.”

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