Liverpool down Man United
Liverpool and Manchester United went head-to-head on Thursday evening.
The tie was of little importance to United, who have nothing left to play for in the league this term.
Liverpool, on the other hand, needed all three points to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
And, when all was said and done at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp and co. indeed went on to pick up a big win.
Bruno Fernandes actually fired the hosts into the lead after 10 minutes.
However, Diogo Jota then levelled things up after 34 minutes, before a Roberto Firmino brace either side of the break made it 3-1.
United did pull one back with just over 20 minutes to play, but a late Liverpool counter attack, finished by Mohamed Salah, put the result beyond doubt.
🔴 Fernandes 10′
🔵 Jota 34′
🔵 Firmino 45+3′
🔵 Firmino 47′
🔴 Rashford 68′
🔵 Salah 90′
What a game 🤩pic.twitter.com/HjSokYQkhU
— Goal (@goal) May 14, 2021
Klopp discusses Mane not shaking his hand
Following the tie, the assumption would of course have been that all involved with Liverpool would be in flying form, after getting one over on their rivals, and moving up to 5th.
However, one player clearly not too happy was Sadio Mane, who refused to shake Klopp’s hand post-match:
🗣”There is no problem.”
Jurgen Klopp said there is no problem between himself and Sadio Mane after he got a frosty reception from the Liverpool winger at full-time pic.twitter.com/mFADPn3bNT
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 13, 2021
Klopp went on to discuss the incident in his post-match press conference, suggesting that it was brought on by the German’s failure to properly explain why he opted to drop Mane in favour of Jota:
“We made a decision in training and changed Diogo for Sadio. We usually explain it but I didn’t do that properly or whatever. That is all.”
Klopp on Mane incident: “We made a decision in training and changed Diogo for Sadio. We usually explain it but I didn’t do that properly or whatever. That is all.”
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) May 13, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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