Mourinho backs Klopp and officials over touchline antics

Mourinho backs Klopp and officials over touchline antics

Ross Houston
March 13, 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his side were denied a late match-saving penalty at Old Trafford but accepted that defensive errors had also cost his side.

A painful reversal against arch-rivals has left Liverpool fourth in the Premier League table, four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in the ongoing battle for Champions League qualification.

"We have to defend these situations better". Things the manager wants are becoming more clear to me.

United stifled Liverpool's exhilarating attack early on and raced into a two-goal lead with 24 minutes on the clock after a double from Rashford.

The Portuguese added: "I try to give the best to the kids, education".

"We saw Tottenham players getting penalties at Anfield a few weeks back after falling over in the box, but Salah chose to stay on his feet and the referee then made a decision to give nothing".

"United may finish ahead of Liverpool this season, but I know which team I would pay to watch each week and they would not be managed by Mourinho".

And many were united in the knowledge it should have been Alexis Sanchez trotting off instead.

The key man will be Manchester United's most important player all season, De Gea.

I feel like both teams are more bothered about not losing than winning, but I fancy Liverpool to break through United's backline, open the scoring and jolt United into some attacking play. "It is good that I can be around Marcus to have a laugh and reassure him that it's going to come good and that if he gets a chance he will perform and he has done that".

I think he's a bit fed up with all of the suggestions that he can't deliver in the big games but I think it has something which has been caused by something out of his control - Manchester United's tactics against the top six.

However, the Reds failed to take anything from the game with the side still yet to see victory at Old Trafford since 2014.

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