Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp slams Vincent Kompany decision after Manchester City inflict first defeat – News

Posted: 4 January 2019
Time: 11:30

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left fuming over Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany after their unbeaten Premier League run came to an abrupt halt.

Klopp insisted Kompany should have been sent off during Manchester City’s 2-1 win over the Reds.

The Citizens reduced the gap to Klopp’s Premier League leaders to four points and reignited the title race with the victory.

However, there was some controversy resulting from a first-half incident as Kompany was booked for a reckless challenge on Mohammed Salah, which some felt should have seen him dismissed completely.

“I really like Vincent Kompany,” Klopp said in his Sky post-match interview. “But how on Earth is that not a red card?

“He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season.

“It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it. But it’s all okay, we lost the game because they scored two and we scored one.”

When quizzed about the tackle himself, Kompany gave a different perspective.

“I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?” the Belgian asked while grinning. “I got the ball, a little bit of the man but it wasn’t naughty.

“I didn’t try to injure him. It was that or let him go through on goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head.”

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2019-01-04 10:01:22

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