Liverpool FC didn’t give Arsenal FC a chance and beat the Gunners 4-0. In the first half, coaches Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta faced off and were both warned with a yellow card.
Arteta was furious about Sadio Mane’s collision with Takehiro Tomiyasu. According to the Spaniard, the Reds forward grabbed the Japanese right-back with his elbow.
This upset Klopp so much that he left his training area and yelled at Arteta. The Arsenal coach couldn’t stand the verbal attack and approached Klopp, which is why the fighters briefly clashed.
“It was a clean situation, nothing happened. Two players jumped into the air, neither fouled each other. And Arsenal bank suddenly went mad “Klopp said after the game. He then asked “what do you want for that?” There was no contact and Klopp got the impression ‘everyone was asking for a yellow card’.
“It makes me sick that in this situation everyone is always after Sadio,” Klopp continued. Although Mané is “a very physical player”, he “does not commit serious faults”. In this regard, the Liverpool coach recalled the Champions League game against Real Madrid last season.
Klopp angry: “It’s not fair”
“He was taken out of the game completely because he saw a yellow card even though he didn’t do anything. We had to replace him against Atletico. And that’s not fair. And that’s it. that I said in this situation. “
The two coaches eventually had to be separated from each other by their respective staff and fourth official Andy Madley.
Shortly after, Klopp was allowed to applaud Mane’s first goal (39th). The other goals were scored by Diogo Jota (52nd), Mohamed Salah (73rd) and Takumi Minamino (77th).