Boo-hoo! Jurgen Klopp isn’t happy.
The German manager was relatively serene after Liverpool suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season, but he went a extra step on the bitter side in a post-match press conference that will be remembered as when Klopp threw his toys out of the pram.
After losing 1-0 at Southampton (comebacks at St. Mary’s aren’t for everyone), Klopp’s side remain top of the table, but they’ve now dropped seven points in their last three matches.
Manchester United will move first if we win our game in hand away to Burnley, which takes place just 5 days before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Army travel to Anfield.
Whilst speaking to reporters after the game last night, Liverpool’s manager questioned the decision not to award his side a penalty, with a reference to how many United have been awarded in recent times.
“What Andre Marriner did with Sadio Mané tonight, I’m not sure that’s okay,” Klopp said, via Manchester Evening News.
“Man Utd had more penalties in two years than me in five and a half years.”
Is this Klopp’s answer to Rafael Benitez infamous ‘fact’ rant? Maybe not, but we could see him really crack before the season is out.
Watch below (specific quotes on United begin at 04:30):
Moreover, Klopp should be watching Leicester rather than United if penalties are striking a nerve.
The Foxes have earned four more penalties than anyone else this season, and in the five-and-a-half years Klopp mentions, Leicester have been given 49 penalties, compared to United’s 42.