Klopp Hits Back At Guardiola Over Diving Comments

Klopp Hits Back At Guardiola Over Diving Comments

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

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.

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