‘I’m not sure why he spoke about me’
Jurgen Klopp has told press that he feels he is no different to Jose Mourinho when expressing his emotions on the touchline.
The Liverpool manager admitted in his pre-match press conference ahead of his game against Hull City, that he was unsure why Mourinho chose to talk about him in his post-match interviews following United’s 0-0 draw at home to the same team last night.
Mourinho claimed that he was treated differently by referees to other managers, after Klopp shouted ‘no one can beat’ us following Diego Costa’s missed penalty on Tuesday in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield.
Fourth Official Neil Swarbrick told Klopp it was ok, and that ‘he liked his passion.
When asked about Mourinho’s comments, Klopp said: “He spoke when about this? I heard things about this before too. It’s not a problem.
“I have no idea (if managers are treated differently), it depends on the fourth official. We all know what we can do, when I saw again the picture after, I knew it didn’t look nice but it was not as bad as it looked. That’s why I said what happened.
“Maybe I was lucky that fourth official said something like that, I never heard something like this before, it was the first time.
“There are different ways to handle a situation, it is quite an emotional game and switching off emotions is not that simple.
“Myself, Jose, Arsene (Wenger), we struggle in moments like this. We are all different, sometimes we get a fine, sometimes not.
“It’s not what we want to do, nor is it a tactic. It was worse for me when I was younger! I have already improved.
“I have no idea why he spoke about me, you will have to ask him.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10