Liverpool supervisor, Jurgen Klopp, has mentioned he’s not able to taking part in “thoughts video games” like former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Klopp was accused by former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, of attempting to repeat Ferguson’s model after the German claimed United have had “extra penalties in two years than I’ve had in five-and-a-half years.”
The Reds boss was talking after their 1-0 loss at Southampton, when striker Sadio Mane had two penalty appeals turned down.
That defeat, coupled with United’s 1-0 win at Burnley in midweek, ensures that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s workforce will journey to Anfield on Sunday forward of Liverpool on the high of desk, with hopes rising at Outdated Trafford of a primary title success since Ferguson’s retirement as supervisor in 2013.
Ferguson received 13 Premier League titles and was infamous for taking part in so-called thoughts video games, with well-timed feedback towards opposition managers and referees.
However after Clattenburg mentioned this week that Klopp was trying to make use of Ferguson’s strategies to affect Sunday’s referee, Paul Tierney, the Anfield boss insisted such a transfer just isn’t in his make-up.
“Am I shocked that any individual is speaking about what I mentioned? No. Am I shocked that Mark Clattenburg speaks about it? No,” Klopp mentioned.
“I’m not certain if he was requested lots of issues, however lengthy after his profession, it’s good for him that we will discuss him as properly.
“However I’m not Sir Alex and this isn’t thoughts video games. After the Southampton sport, we had one other sport [Aston Villa in the FA Cup] earlier than United and I didn’t assume for a second in regards to the United sport in that second,” Klopp mentioned.