Mark Clattenburg slams Jurgen Klopp
Mark Clattenburg says Stop being a hypocrite Jurgen, your guys dive too! Klopp’s bid to pressure
refs with United jibe is straight out of Fergie’s playbook – the Liverpool boss must be worried ahead of the
Manchester United clash at Anfield
Following Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton earlier this month, Klopp was frustrated at two penalty calls that
did not his side’s way and highlighted the disparity between the decisions given to his team and United during
his reign at Anfield.
I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five-and-a-half-years,’
said the Liverpool manager. Since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018, United has been
awarded 42 penalties in comparison to Liverpool’s 19 in all competitions.
But Clattenburg, who took charge of 292 Premier League games during his career as a referee, is adamant that
officials do not favour United and has accused Klopp of playing ‘mind games’ ahead of Liverpool’s fixture against
the league leaders at Anfield this Sunday. Clattenburg also believes that United did receive favourable decisions
during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era but that has ‘eased massively’ since the Scot retired in 2013. ‘Let’s be clear: there
is no conspiracy on the part of referees and officials,’ Clattenburg wrote in his column for MailOnline.