Liverpool's manager, Jurgen Klopp, has slammed Manchester City’s coach, Pep Guardiola, for accusing the Senegalese and Liverpool attacker, Sadio Mane, of being a diver.
27-year-old Saido Mane, on Saturday, was given a yellow card for diving at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa, before he eventually scored a magnificent header at the dearth of stoppage-time to secure a 2-1 win for Liverpool.
After Manchester City had struggled to secure a comeback win of their own against Southampton on Saturday, Pep who spoke about Mane's 'dive’, reacted by saying: "Sometimes Mane's diving, sometimes he has this talent to score incredible goals in the last minute."
Klopp, who wasn't pleased with Pep's words, replied: "I'm not really in a Man City mood at the moment.
"Do I like that he says this about one of my players? I'm not even 100 per cent sure if he spoke about Sadio [Mane] or us in general. I didn't hear Sadio's name.
"I don't know how he could have known about any incident in the game so quickly after [their game against Southampton].
"Sadio is not a diver. There was a situation in the Aston Villa game where he got a contact and went down. Maybe it wasn't a penalty but there was contact - it's not like jumping over a leg and acting like he hit you."
Liverpool will be looking to do one over Manchester City this season after narrowly losing the English Premier League [EPL] by one point to Guardiola's Manchester City. Liverpool, already on 31 points and top of the EPL, are second-place after City with 6 points after just 11 league matches played.